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”

The Light Of All That’s Good

I once had a vivid dream about a mighty wooden boat. 04/03/2021 The vessel is being rebuilt  The paradise lost  With the sinking of a mighty ship  Is giving way to new beginnings  New frequencies and approaches  The wooden boathouse  That vanished in my dreams  Left a blueprint  For future greatness  So, we toil learn and engineer  The next chapterContinue reading “The Light Of All That’s Good”

Revolving door

The concept of the career crim, is still alive and kicking.  27/3/2019 A mate went home today  They call him The Levitator  Andf my name being what it is  They call me The Navigator  The ‘Gator’ and the ‘Tator’  He’s a metal head  And I’m a punk  So we can agree  On loud guitars  And pounding drums  A career crim   He’s done hardContinue reading “Revolving door”

The Lucky Country

 It could have been so much worse.  05/11/20219 When I read and watch  Stories about American jails  I realize I am truly blessed  There’s 2.3 million souls  Mostly doing it tougher than me  And that’s  not taking into account  Prisons in third world countries  But in AMC  In the minimum-security cottages  In a single man cell  With a supportive family  And the reputation that comes  From a brutal crime Continue reading “The Lucky Country”

Black Misery

Sadly, this is true. 27/09/2019 For a brief time  When my sanity was slipping  I thought that  Maybe, just maybe  I had actually died  On the highway that night  And what I was experiencing   Was hell  As my life got worse and worse  As I lost my mind  And everything became  Cold terror, black misery andContinue reading “Black Misery”

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”

The Way the Wind Blows

The one thing missing is something that can’t be forced. 12/02/2021 Now that I know The way the wind blows I can forgive myself Put shame on the shelf Move forward with pride Healed on the inside Because I find That a troubled mind Is in no way rare And that love can repair AlmostContinue reading “The Way the Wind Blows”

Safe at Sea

Let us all find our way back to dry land. 11/02/2021 Every year on the inside I sent my brother A drawing or a painting Of an anchor Because there’s something about Being safe at sea Through the wildest storms That I hope to build In my brothers soul All men can relate To theContinue reading “Safe at Sea”

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”