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”

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”

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”

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)”