Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Apparently, that’s an Ernest Hemingway quote. It is quite brilliant and sums up how I write – either drunk with alcohol or spirit…. Just not sure I edit…. sober or otherwise – at least not here…


Write Drunk, Edit Sober

I sit here with my white wine

Ziggy plays on the stereo

The keyboard scattered with

Crumbs from lunch

My fingers tapping

As I am rapping

With words

I’m drunk

Certainly not sober

And this poem will never be edited

It may be reddited

To see what you all think

But do you think I care

When I share my inner self

Gathering dust

Sitting on a shelf

No one reads my stuff anyway

I got lots to say

But no one listens

So I’m just another drunk

Talking to himself

Muttering some words

Under my breath

And waiting for death

To take me home

Where I can never be alone


Sinking in my chair

I’m slowly losing my mind

Words and letters

Appear unfettered

Right on my screen

And so it seems

My thoughts

(Yes I am self taught)

Are here to stay

Though no way

Will anyone give a shit

About anything I say

But maybe when I am gone

These words will form a song

They’ll sing

A drunk he might have been

But his words

Were bullets to the heart

And he edited them

As sober as a judge

Nudge, nudge

Laughter rings

An angel sings

It’s nonsense anyway

And everything I say


Of another drunk

Who got seriously sunk

In spirit

Do you get it?



What I want

I want

I need

I want your touch

I need your love

I want so much

I am needy

Yes, greedy

Slide your hand

Across my skin

Make me feel

Like I sin

Give me satisfaction

Awaken my senses

I want to feel

Lower my natural defenses

Give me

Hold me

Get inside my head

Remind me I am not yet dead

Plumb my depths

Ski me deep

Grab my attention

I want retention

Grab me

Make me




Feeling like

I am the center

Of everything





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Right vs Wrong

Is it me or does the line between right and wrong blur the older that you get? We live in what seems to be a duality – there is two sides to everything.  As a child we are taught black and white, right and wrong yet as we age, we become aware that choices are not so stark… in fact, choices are complex things.

I do believe rightly or wrongly that many sell their ‘souls’ in the pursuit of ‘happiness’ in that they simply stop trying to judge and give in to the demands around them. Others however, continue to seek an answer and carefully analyze each and every choice.  They end up sitting on some sort of fence never actually experiencing the true value of life.

I’m not sure I know the answer nor am even qualified to discuss the issue. On the other hand, there are moments when I truly think that thinking is part of the problem. Could it be that in fact, we live in a unity and choices are actually irrelevant? Choices are a sort of distraction to keep us occupied and to have us sacrifice our true selves to the Gods of duality?

What I think I mean is that if we just could be, never choosing nor deciding what is wrong or right might we actually find peace? Could it be that the idea of choice is simply an illusion? In biblical terms is choice Satan? Or rather is the act of choosing an act of un Godlike choosing?

It seems to me at times that everything has its purpose and everything is how it should be so why is choice required?

Think about the Bible and how God made certain people chose? Was the right answer to refuse to engage in the duality of choice and simply state – We are One. There is no choice, no free will. There is only divine will?If we give up on choice, do we find nirvana?


gods pretenders cover

News, News and More News

It is very busy round here….. Yes, indeed!

First, I decided to change the name and cover of one of my Kindle books. Wizards, Warlock’s and Magicians is now God’s Pretenders – Incredible True Tales of Magic and Alchemy and the cover now looks like this,

gods pretenders cover

Although the book has had a steady trickle of sales, we decided that maybe we would experiment a bit…. to see if it has any impact at all.

Taylor StonelyNext, both the Art of Science and My Haunted Life Too are nearing KatherineDarlycompletion as audio books. I am particularly excited about My Haunted Life Too as the producer is sensational – let’s just say that I get the chills listening to the stories read by him! The Art of Science will make it first I think and so I am posting a sample for anyone interested. The poems are read by Katherine Daryl and Taylor Stonely.

Here is a sample of the book to whet your appetite…..



The audio version of My Haunted Life Too is read and produced by a mega vocal talent – Alan Philip OrOrmondmond – an actor trained in England with many years experience in both the theatre and in film production. This one will also soon be finalized and sent off for production.


And the final news is that my NEW book on Kindle – Ghosts in The Machines is all teed up and ready to release on August 31st. This one is a creepy look at ghosts using technology to communicate – and communicate they do – via the phone, TV, radio and other electrical items….. This one will creep you out. It is already available for pre-order on Amazon sites….

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