Revolving door

The concept of the career crim, is still alive and kicking.  27/3/2019 A mate went home today  They call him The Levitator  Andf my name being what it is  They call me The Navigator  The ‘Gator’ and the ‘Tator’  He’s a metal head  And I’m a punk  So we can agree  On loud guitars  And pounding drums  A career crim   He’s done hardContinue reading “Revolving door”

The Lucky Country

 It could have been so much worse.  05/11/20219 When I read and watch  Stories about American jails  I realize I am truly blessed  There’s 2.3 million souls  Mostly doing it tougher than me  And that’s  not taking into account  Prisons in third world countries  But in AMC  In the minimum-security cottages  In a single man cell  With a supportive family  And the reputation that comes  From a brutal crime Continue reading “The Lucky Country”

Breathe Deep, Seek Peace

Learning and fresh knowledge are essential. 18/01/2021 The tree of wisdom beckons To all who would heed its call The ancient power of nature Breathing life into Our weary souls Let this fresh knowledge These new synapses firing Be a rapturous discovery Of the healing power Contained within The oceans, rivers and forests As theContinue reading “Breathe Deep, Seek Peace”

Forever Golden, Golden Forever

The golden path is no longer paradise lost. October 2020 Hold on to what’s golden 7 months no breaches A job and a place of my own That’s how gravy’s made New friends, new connections Precious Banter Sacred good cheer And all that hard work is rewarded So move forward Let the soul sing AndContinue reading “Forever Golden, Golden Forever”

Heroes 3 – Tom Gable/Laura Jane Grace

Tom Gable changed gender in a move that surprised, shocked and even delighted some. 5/11/09 When I was a young man My hero was Tom Gable The singer of Against Me! I even loved the solo stuff Saw him play at a youth centre And Against Me! at ‘The Green Room’ Me and my mateContinue reading “Heroes 3 – Tom Gable/Laura Jane Grace”

Heroes 2 – Fat Mike

Long live Mike Burkett. 3/11/09 When I was a teenager My hero was Fat Mike The singer of NOFX I had all their CD’s Even the old stuff And I still know all the words To their 18 minute song ‘The Decline’ As Mitch Clem pointed out Their only album that doesn’t have At leastContinue reading “Heroes 2 – Fat Mike”

Heroes 1 – Billy Joe Armstrong

The 90’s punk wave hit me hard as a kid 3/11/19 When I was a kid My hero was Billy Joe Armstrong The singer of Greenday I had a book about them And loved everything they did Up to and including ‘Nimrod’ I even knew that the drummers real name Was ‘Frank Edwin Wright theContinue reading “Heroes 1 – Billy Joe Armstrong”

Not My Time (2)

I love life and live it to the fullest. 10/10/2019 The second time I attempted suicide I was serious about it I have the scar to show it I was in walking distance ton the highway Somewhere near ‘Nambucca Heads’ It clicked that it would be An easy way to end it Just walk inContinue reading “Not My Time (2)”

The Truth My Love

I still think about her often. 6.1.2019 The truth is my love That I would look for you In the eyes of other women – And the truth is We were much too young When our love blossomed and grew Into an everyday miracle Of something truly special And we didn’t know what we hadContinue reading “The Truth My Love”