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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Something New

Float on and live without despair.  4/2021  Something fresh  Something new  The next chapter  Of a heart that’s true  Work hard as always  Live for the weekend  Solace and meaning  As I eliminate weakness  Demons everywhere   I avoid them like the plague  Traps and falsehoods  The fucked-up bed I’ve made  Cos it’s hard on the outside  To steer clearContinue reading “Something New”

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”

A Little Less Cruel

We do our best to navigate the problems at hand  15/03/2021  Somehow  In my neck of the woods  We all live lives   Of quiet tragedy  Some more than others it’s true  But spend long enough on planet earth  And something will go wrong  Pray you have the strength  To negotiate hardship  Trauma and turmoil  When the devil strikes  Because noContinue reading “A Little Less Cruel”

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”

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”