The ball weighs heavy on this chain Swollen ankles clasped web tight Conditioned filtered brain. Heavy this lead ton titan ball, And clinking clunking chain. Pulling us down down down Along the spit mud ground Along this austerity track. Breaking and broken dreams, Sit shattering on our shattered china back. We pile from … Continue reading Ball and Chain
Into this pit of captains I stare, Down into the depths of my most shallow dreams, Appear the ripples of my despair, And all my worries gleam. Falling back into the green of smoke and haze, Into the havens my mind does glaze. And in the corner of my praying eye, A steeple does … Continue reading The Captains Pit
This piece is an old post I am republishing. It is inspired by a place called Snowdonia in Wales that I have been hiking many times. There are small changes in this version. This poem is also featured in my book "Words From An Unlikely Poet". Photograph featured is my own.
There is no more fat to chew, No more the bitter taste nor choking gristle words to spew. I sit more peaceful, More peaceful I sit undisturbed, Nose cut and spite grinds that tempered grid, No kind to be found, nor gentle to be sourced from under that hollow lid. All lemon pepper sucking and twisted … Continue reading Lemon Pepper – (old post)
Hi all, I should mention that a lot of the posts I have posted recently have been poems/prose etc that I have previously posted on this blog already. This is mainly because 1, I am working on second book and 2, I have new followers who wont of seen a lot of my older stuff. … Continue reading Recent Posts
Trump at helm who would of thought the days are back of when hate was taught. Religion hijacked the irony is there the source of all knowledge now the route of all despair. Wars being waged in some hopeless engage and all to be accomplished another blood soaked page. The history warnings … Continue reading Ripples Repeating – (old post)
I did not turn out the man I would hope I would be, Not as brave or broad chested as some would think, Can’t handle the basics or connect the link Rage my fall-back position of choice, Trembling voice, sweated tears, Cowering boy hiding in shadows of memory fears, broken years, Lost, I wander from … Continue reading Connected – (old post)
Richest divide back-dropped against poorest side, Poorest side losing to society’s advancing, Advancing credit tide. Credit given hand over fist Then cracked back by cracking whips, Whips bought and paid, People offered short lived diamonds that fade. Promised a diamond, given a spade. Spades dig only down, Down further into sticky mud Created by this … Continue reading Promised A Diamond, Given A Spade – (old post)
So now it is 2018 and the worst of all of the above is behind me. I am still not an Astronaut, but I feel that the more mental the world around me turns the less mental I feel. Gone are the days when I felt a great deal of irritation around this whole … Continue reading OCD, Anxiety, Depression, and other reasons I am not an Astronaut: Part Deux.
Scared as a crow I fear the always open field, Armour ready, steady shield, Advancing, My march is glacier slow. As hard is the rock and open the place, Iron shoes, lactic lace, Sweating, My back is arched like a clock stuck at two. Head cracked with ball and fist, Frustration racing, mind … Continue reading Crow Scared – (old post)