More abstract art… the break from poetry continues.
Another drawing and then the same drawing playing around with color and text. Which do you think is better?
This is the second in a series of artwork I’ve been working on during the Canberra covid lockdown. I would love some feedback good or bad so share your thoughts if you have them.
I’ve been taking a break from poetry, mostly because I have been relatively content. For me no pain no poetry is certainly the case. Corona is raging again in my city of Canberra, Australia so being locked in I’ve found myself with a lot of spare time. At some point I got inspired to doContinue reading “Something Different”
A little spark of goodness. 20/07/2021 It was Reds discharge The name they give To a beating administered The day before release A jail tradition Brutal and barbaric… As word got around Beloved as he was The yard put him through hell “You ready for your discharge mate?” He was visibly shaken When the hour came They packed intoContinue reading “Reds Release”
Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself. 17/07/2021 It was a risk When he threw the first punch The biggest guy in the yard The meanest too It was damned if you do Damned if you don’t Let it slide and he would look weak Take action and risk a beating Instinct took over Caught theContinue reading “Lifer”
Life is a breathtaking miracle. 17/07/2021 Relax, you’re in a dream In the soothing waters Of companionship and content Let my words guide you Get inside you and heal Any and all pain, Any drama that remains Feel the prisons of the mind Come crumbling, tumbling down Feel the fear and apprehension Dissolve in the light Of love, kindness and comradery For weContinue reading “Kindness and Comradery”
Faith was rewarded when I made it to freedom. 17/07/2021 Something fierce Is in my soul They said I would die in there In the cinder block walls And I believed it too All hope was lost But something inside Just wouldn’t quit That certain something Call it resilience of spirit Kept me alive Through days darker Than most will ever know TheyContinue reading “Nectar”
We are all at the mercy of the sea. 12/07/2021 Softly I sing My sailors song It’s both happy and sad Roaring and soft Proud yet humble Dashing yet shy I sing it to the stars That they might remember me As more than a rogue As more than a black sheep The melody is mysterious The rhythm isContinue reading “Sailors Song”
The miracle of life for me is that anything works as well as it does. 07/07/2021 The complexity of life Is truly mind blowing 7.8 billion humans And each one of the billions of cells Found in each human body Is far more complex Than the largest super computer Let the synapses Of my brain Fire again Continue reading “The Beauty Inside”