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”

Demons

The future could hold a joy you never imagined. 25/01/2021 Fixation on the negative Never made for a life well lived My demons chase me But I’m too quick for them It takes vigilance Not to succumb to despair The guilt and shame Fear and self-loathing Could overwhelm me If I didn’t chase that dreamContinue reading “Demons”

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”

Perfection

I endlessly wonder if everything happens for a reason. 3/12/2020 Highs and lows Still no one knows Just when it happens That it’s your time to go And me I’m nothing If not a survivor So I live without fear Live like there’s no tomorrow And learn like I’ll live forever I always find TheContinue reading “Perfection”

9 To 5

Every victory is its own infinite glory. 20/11/2020 Sanguine and satisfied Cos I’m holding down the 9 to 5 Pay cheques and prospects References and resumes Work smarter not harder And keep the boss sweet as I find my feet The dizzying heights Of the endless mundane Getting by and keeping sane As I forgeContinue reading “9 To 5”

Celebrity

Nothing much gets to me. 26/11/2020 Nobody knows my troubles but god Well that’s not true My city knows my soul And I hear them whisper “That’s Christo” A small town celebrity And nothing I haven’t done A punk rock musician They said in the news But I’m so much more The warrior poet Lover,Continue reading “Celebrity”

Forever Golden, Golden Forever

The golden path is no longer paradise lost. October 2020 Hold on to what’s golden 7 months no breaches A job and a place of my own That’s how gravy’s made New friends, new connections Precious Banter Sacred good cheer And all that hard work is rewarded So move forward Let the soul sing AndContinue reading “Forever Golden, Golden Forever”

Heroes 2 – Fat Mike

Long live Mike Burkett. 3/11/09 When I was a teenager My hero was Fat Mike The singer of NOFX I had all their CD’s Even the old stuff And I still know all the words To their 18 minute song ‘The Decline’ As Mitch Clem pointed out Their only album that doesn’t have At leastContinue reading “Heroes 2 – Fat Mike”

Not My Time (2)

I love life and live it to the fullest. 10/10/2019 The second time I attempted suicide I was serious about it I have the scar to show it I was in walking distance ton the highway Somewhere near ‘Nambucca Heads’ It clicked that it would be An easy way to end it Just walk inContinue reading “Not My Time (2)”