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 Beauty Inside

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”

Safe Harbor

The stars navigating us towards home is just my kind of thing.  04/07/2021  Lost at sea  Was the cinderblock walls  Back to dry land  Was the first kiss of freedom  At war with the kraken  Is to be haunted by  The ghost of what could have been  Like a broken sailor  In the back of the bar  I nurseContinue reading “Safe Harbor”

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”