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”

What Nitro Means

Some people talk about “The Crunch” I feel I’ve been there more than most. 26/6/2019 When you’ve done half a brick In the local slammer You might know what nitro means When you’ve injected Meth amphetamine You’re getting closer When you’ve told some of your story At 4am You’re getting warmer When you’ve gone toeContinue reading “What Nitro Means”

Broken Sailors

Beware the sharks of all different kinds. 20/09/2020 We all know What Hemingway knew That the sharks always win That even the most skillful sailor Is still at the mercy of the sea And if it’s not the sharks It’s the kraken from the deep And we fight Oh how we fight To make itContinue reading “Broken Sailors”