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”

Realm

God bless the modern-day kings and queens of the realm.  18/7/2021  The king of the realm  Must be fearless,  Thoughtful and strong  Ruthless and wise  It’s not about being the fastest  The strongest or the smartest  Though he is all those things  What makes him king is his mentality,  It’s not enough to just beContinue reading “Realm”

Lifer

Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself.  17/07/2021  It was a risk  When he threw the first punch  The biggest guy in the yard  The meanest too  It was damned if you do  Damned if you don’t  Let it slide and he would look weak  Take action and risk a beating  Instinct took over  Caught theContinue reading “Lifer”

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”