A Little Less Cruel

We do our best to navigate the problems at hand  15/03/2021  Somehow  In my neck of the woods  We all live lives   Of quiet tragedy  Some more than others it’s true  But spend long enough on planet earth  And something will go wrong  Pray you have the strength  To negotiate hardship  Trauma and turmoil  When the devil strikes  Because noContinue reading “A Little Less Cruel”

A Life Worth Living

The past shapes the future. 11/01/2021 The fountain of youth is just  The plethora of possibility  Found in the past  Happy memories as a child  Are a spring that flows forever  Of self-belief   And faith in the world  That we can find our way home  Sometimes it feels like all is lost  Cold terror, black misery andContinue reading “A Life Worth Living”

New wave

Sometimes these things come effortlessly. 15/02/2021 Everything is ready to launch What I crave Is a purpose for my journey I’m looking for a new wave Something like: The early days of punk rock The San Fran love generation Soldiers marching off to war Or cultural movement Like occupy wall street And I know ThatContinue reading “New wave”

The Beast!

Excuse me I have to feed the beast.  13/02/2021  The beasts voice resonates  Through this underground chamber  Asking to feed   On the blood that is  My pain  My soul  Consuming all that is good  And real and pure  In the service of   A lust for power  That protects and endangers  In equal measure  The beast doesContinue reading “The Beast!”

Amplify

Amplify the good parts of life and mute the bad. 10/02/2021 Sometimes music amplifies Adrenalin So when I work out I listen to thrash Sometimes red wine enhances Creativity So when I write poetry I drink cab sav Sometimes banter makes work Bearable So when I work I chase conversation Sometimes Creedence Clearwater Revival HelpsContinue reading “Amplify”

The Battle Fought The War Won

I write a lot about gratitude. 10/02/2021 Carefree despite the baggage That haunts my steps Sooner or later I have to tell them all Where I’ve been and what I’ve done See them accept or see them run My cross to bare And I’m strangely at ease with it all The pain I’ve endured inContinue reading “The Battle Fought The War Won”

One Happy One Sad (2)

In truth I haven’t been at my best This last decade Every mistake is now My own infinite failure From the office job To the night shift To the warehouse To the prison And beyond All the while searching For the clarity and confidence I was blessed with As a youth And those that knowContinue reading “One Happy One Sad (2)”

One Happy One Sad (1)

With the right attitude everything seems golden. 04/02/2021 An honest days hard work Back home To a place of my own Pizza with parents And a bottle of red So things could scarcely Be much better A new record on the player Fresh kicks, good jeans and new shirt Everything in its place Study startsContinue reading “One Happy One Sad (1)”

The Endless Struggle

Squeeze as much juice as possible out of your short time on planet earth. 29/01/2021 Never lose sight Of the endless struggle To be a better man To be more than you are To be the best version of yourself Strive for these things And you’ll never lose Work hard Like a man possessed GiveContinue reading “The Endless Struggle”

Old Friends

Hope springs eternal. 25/01/2021 Red wine Backyard tattoos Prison tattoos Prison stories Stories of hope and prosperity And always Too many cigarettes Not enough whisky Not enough women And a crushing addiction To solitude and writing Every day I can’t wait To pass the time in my room alone Just like the song My mateContinue reading “Old Friends”