Never Give Up

Give thanks for that little crumb of happiness. 01/03/2021 Acquiesce to the rapturous nature   Of freedom from jail  Of freedom from failure  As life improves every day  As I gather pace   Ine the modern rat race  Let positivity prevail  Let life unwind   In the best possible way  Let life be kind  A mountain of work  Toil that’s welcome  For the ripeContinue reading “Never Give Up”

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”

The Warrior

I hope I can find the warrior spirit within me.  18/02/2021  The rugged warrior  Shoulders his blade  And walks into new realms of mystery  The future uncertain  He carries the weight of the world  On his massive frame  Few have seen such horrors as he  His pain locked in a box  He buries his past andContinue reading “The Warrior”

The Battle Fought The War Won

I write a lot about gratitude. 10/02/2021 Carefree despite the baggage That haunts my steps Sooner or later I have to tell them all Where I’ve been and what I’ve done See them accept or see them run My cross to bare And I’m strangely at ease with it all The pain I’ve endured inContinue reading “The Battle Fought The War Won”

One Happy One Sad (2)

In truth I haven’t been at my best This last decade Every mistake is now My own infinite failure From the office job To the night shift To the warehouse To the prison And beyond All the while searching For the clarity and confidence I was blessed with As a youth And those that knowContinue reading “One Happy One Sad (2)”

One Happy One Sad (1)

With the right attitude everything seems golden. 04/02/2021 An honest days hard work Back home To a place of my own Pizza with parents And a bottle of red So things could scarcely Be much better A new record on the player Fresh kicks, good jeans and new shirt Everything in its place Study startsContinue reading “One Happy One Sad (1)”

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”