Draw the line

Try everything once. 13/7/2019 I’ve tried just about every drug Weed, Ecstasy, Mushrooms Acid, Cocaine, Ice But I draw the line At heroin I’ve listened to just about every genre Punk, Rock, Rap Jazz, Country, Classical But I draw the line At opera I’m too posh for jail Too jail for posh But I likeContinue reading “Draw the line”

The Right Design

Every day of freedom is a good day. 2018 Unwind the mind to find the right design To articulate with my paper mate What goes on down below It’s obscene in the world of the fiend A river of self-inflicted misery As chemical chains corrupt the brain And I die inside a little each timeContinue reading “The Right Design”

Wonderful Horrible Life

It’s been a wild ride. 1/12/2019 My wonderful horrible life Has been blessed and cursed All at once The life less ordinary Has shown me every kindness And every possible hardship Sometimes I wished it would end And sometimes I wished it would never end As wild and painful as it’s been I wouldn’t tradeContinue reading “Wonderful Horrible Life”

Strange and Significant

A life well lived life is a rare and beautiful thing 31/8/2020 . Let the sunshine Burn away my mask Let the rain Wash away my past Let me be what I am The warrior poet The wayward son The Canberran through and through The finder of fun In otherwise fruitless days Laid back inContinue reading “Strange and Significant”

Chilli Peppers

Writing helps me process the bad times and find the silver lining. 21/8/2020 4 beers deep And I feel like Bukowski And his Hot Water Music But for its smashing pumpkins And it amuses me to think Of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers And Meatloaf And all the other food bands Korn, Emimem’s and BizkitsContinue reading “Chilli Peppers”


Hard work, honesty and perseverance cures a lot of life’s ills. 16/8/2020 Forge on Through this brave new world An ocean of time served An ocean of troubled thoughts The bliss of freedom Slowly giving way To the burden of life On the outside New perspectives as I weave my story Into a kinder typeContinue reading “Humble”

Bad Motherfucker

I made it back to dry land after 6 years at sea. 19/12/2018 Ahoy there matey There are villains about The scoundrel scent Is ripe in the air Sharks circle below So watch your step On this wretched ship Hide your bounty Let nothing cripple your will Because all things pass And this flotilla ofContinue reading “Bad Motherfucker”

Stars Above

Next time I’ll do everything perfectly. 24/11/2019 Just imagine That all that light was illumination The dance of time, no hesitation To weave our souls into A tapestry of life so true That all the pain is washed away With a perfect kiss on a perfect day Golden ribbons on the best surprise Of noContinue reading “Stars Above”