Treasure

Beautiful people, beautiful souls.  20/03/2021  The girls all looked stunning  Dressed up for a wedding  We wore flowers in our hair  That day at the catacombs  And in a lucky turn of events  A volcano in Iceland erupted  And all the planes were grounded for a week   Oh, what a shame  We had to remain  Another week   InContinue reading “Treasure”

The Butterfly Effect

Tiny actions in the present could completely transform your future.  07/03/2021  I once had a friend  Who told me he had a cousin  That earned $80,000 a year  Playing drums  On a cruise ship band  Talented drummer that I was  That humble little conversation  It inspired me to study music  At the Australian National University  JustContinue reading “The Butterfly Effect”

A Like Minded Soul

I have a serious aversion to mediocrity.  02/2021  Let me find wisdom  In unexpected places  Let me find meaning  In the world of the battler  The addict and the dealer  We all have our vices  And everyone has something to offer  Some information worth knowing  Everyone is good at something  The work on cars, fish like pros  Tinker and fix things Continue reading “A Like Minded Soul”

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”

A Life Worth Living

The past shapes the future. 11/01/2021 The fountain of youth is just  The plethora of possibility  Found in the past  Happy memories as a child  Are a spring that flows forever  Of self-belief   And faith in the world  That we can find our way home  Sometimes it feels like all is lost  Cold terror, black misery andContinue reading “A Life Worth Living”

The Way the Wind Blows

The one thing missing is something that can’t be forced. 12/02/2021 Now that I know The way the wind blows I can forgive myself Put shame on the shelf Move forward with pride Healed on the inside Because I find That a troubled mind Is in no way rare And that love can repair AlmostContinue reading “The Way the Wind Blows”

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”

Amplify

Amplify the good parts of life and mute the bad. 10/02/2021 Sometimes music amplifies Adrenalin So when I work out I listen to thrash Sometimes red wine enhances Creativity So when I write poetry I drink cab sav Sometimes banter makes work Bearable So when I work I chase conversation Sometimes Creedence Clearwater Revival HelpsContinue reading “Amplify”

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)”