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”

This Fragile Vessel

Life is shocking in its fragility at some points and incredible resilience at other times. 22/09/2020 Celebrate my patience A fight both new and ancient Transforming a life on the ropes Into a perfect beacon of hope The beasts that lurk in the depths Of the mind don’t bite for I am blessed With aContinue reading “This Fragile Vessel”

Guardian Angel

In jail it was necessary to build a tough exterior to survive 20/09/2020 I am my own Guardian angel Protecting my inner self With the staunch spirit of manhood It could all have proved to be Too much to handle But my courage swung into action Turning fear into love Stress into motivation And vulnerabilityContinue reading “Guardian Angel”