Reds Release

 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”

Kindness and Comradery

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”

Nectar

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”

Sailors Song

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 Warrior Caste

Fight hard for the things you love.  26/06/2021  When the pen hits the paper  It’ll be sensational  When ideas start to bloom   It’ll be bloody biblical  When the red wine flows  It’ll take me home  On my own to my throne  Where I focus on the zone  Concentrate on my zen  At ease with the pen  As my soul seepsContinue reading “The Warrior Caste”

My Cozy Den

Existence is truly a special thing.  21/06/2021  Delight in the night  Downtime and daydreams  In my cozy den  Where I dance with the pen  The creative one  My cross to bear  And my badge of pride  That I may be remembered   For words that remain  Positive against the odds  As courageous golden laughter  Permeates the depths of ourContinue reading “My Cozy Den”

A Fortress Inside

Every day is better than the day before. 20/06/2021    A glowing gem  Of a brand-new day  And everything that could possibly happen  Is happening somewhere  A shining diamond  Of a treasured friend  Lightens up the landscape of my soul  A golden light  As love unravels  Leaving a void to be filled  With fresh adoration  I don’tContinue reading “A Fortress Inside”

The Promised Land

Never lose sight of how it could’ve been.  19/6/2021  Strange Days   Always  Angels and Demons  Push and pull  Good men ruined  By addiction  Depression  Mediocrity  Deep in thought  I remember to be  Just happy to be  A free man  With a job  With a place  And a few good friends  I bought records today  ImagineContinue reading “The Promised Land”

Something New

Float on and live without despair.  4/2021  Something fresh  Something new  The next chapter  Of a heart that’s true  Work hard as always  Live for the weekend  Solace and meaning  As I eliminate weakness  Demons everywhere   I avoid them like the plague  Traps and falsehoods  The fucked-up bed I’ve made  Cos it’s hard on the outside  To steer clearContinue reading “Something New”

Tranquil Thoughts

Our lives in the future are shaped by the ideas and actions in the present 01/04/2021  The navigator plots a course  To greener pastures forever more  Better people, better places, better life  The sweetest taste of effort rewarded  As hard work the furnace  Satisfies where vice falls short  As all the troubles of the past  Drift away in theContinue reading “Tranquil Thoughts”