poetry

Vitriol

They tell me on the radio Repeat it on TV They tell me what I should believe Convincing words and stories Switch the channel for an alternate view The scientists say it, so it must be true False news is everywhere What can I believe?   Bitcoin will make you rich Hot girls in your city waiting Get a date with me, I’m hot as hell And if you want, I’ll sex you This spam is everywhere Ubiquitous across the web False news is everywhere What can I believe?   Reality is hard to find The truth harder to discern We are bending with their words Dancing within their stories Playful play things controlled and abused I am no longer amused False news is everywhere What can I believe?  

Read More »

The Fates

I’m sipping my red wine Slipping back through time Memories of a life well-lived No regrets, but I miss those days The past is gone and one cannot dwell On what might have been But rather I learn through loss And look forward with hope A life I could never have imagined Complete in every way And lived every single day Blessed Im not where I thought Id be But wisdom extracts a price And when you roll the dice And follow the fates Life takes its course And your future awaits The key is gratitude Having learned the lessons That they threw at you The cackling laughter Of the Fates in their glee And yet without them I simply couldn’t see And the wheel of life Turns, turns, turns

Read More »

My Personal Ecdysis

So strange That moment When you realize You never lived at all It was a life for sure But what was it all about? Strutting on life’s stage All sound and fury Yet signifying ‘not nothing’ Rather lived as expectation Being what you thought You should be But what do I want to be? Who am I really? I’ve masks upon masks So deep, I forget Which might be the real me I begin to peel Layer after sticky layer I peel so deep It really hurts And even now I’m unsure If I’ve reached the core Or, am confused myself As to where my skin Ends and really begins Have I reached my true insides? Is that why I’m feeling sore? I shed each skin And then begin To

Read More »

My Virtual Reality

Last night, my daughter and I watched a movie about Katy Perry. As I stepped away for a smoke, these words suddenly came to mind…… Not sure what it means.   Come with me Into my virtual reality Come with me Feel the depth of my insanity I’m sliding away, headed anywhere I’m skipping this insane reality I’m easing on through to be with you I have found my pastures new I’m in my own world of pain and memory Trapped inside some slick pop melody It’s like living a Katy Perry song gone wrong I’m losing my mind inside this silly song I saw you just the other day as you turned away A flash of anger, and then the hell to pay Is this a virtual world, a

Read More »

Politics

It’s hard to believe in the world today It’s hard to believe in your humanity It’s hard not to lose all hope Amongst all of this bitter insanity Have we forgotten so soon? Has history lost it’s relevance? Where is your heart, your soul? How easily you are led By all the hate and lies That you are now fed Progress made, but going backwards Unsubstantiated opinions expressed Read it on my Facebook page I can imagine most of the rest Call it politics Call it fake news Call it whatever you wish It’s giving me the blues Better wake up Better stop the rot Before someone Nukes the lot Have we forgotten so soon? Has history lost it’s relevance? Where is your heart, your soul? How easily you are

Read More »

Dreams for the Dreaming

I’ve searched my entire life In the darkest of corners I never found that thing I sought In the end it was a fleeting thought And I forget what it was I was looking for And so I am left wondering If I don’t know the question How can I find the answer? It’s in my dreams And my imagination So it seems An endless world A universe I seek it while it seeks me Together we are one And I would be eternally free But I am alone chasing my tail An errand in which I always fail What am I looking for? What could it be? And night after night I dream these dreams In which, all is never what it seems There are no ways out Though

Read More »

Did We Not Learn?

I feel we may be on the verge of night As the darkness is slowly setting in Lying like a heavy, claustrophobic, blanket And that darkness conceals the sin Of the many who through despair, Or perhaps stupidity, have been drawn in It’s a bloody twilight, threatening us all It’s like a sickness or a plague Anger, resentment and hatred Perhaps, its simply frustration A lack of understanding and an ability to cope People losing their way, expressing lost hope Besieged daily with untruths Corrupt leaders striking popular poses They stink, but still smell like roses To their frightened adoring masses As they ratchet up the untruths Fingers on the hatred button Empty promises from a power glutton And as darkness slowly falls We despair for what had been The

Read More »

Lonely Strangers

We are strangers coming from distant worlds, lonely strangers with a past that nearly killed us. We are strangers with demons behind, that will follow us forever. We are shy people with expectations that we hide, We are humans with longing and imagination. We are fragile poets drowning in dreaming. We are superstars letting the world know only the best of us, We are shining stars wanting to give ourselves completely. We are angels caring for the others, We are parents with commitments, Neglecting our inner child. We are ghosts with overwhelming pangs of anxiety That forces us to run. We are dreamers that got that carried away, Liking the idea of themselves. We are lost souls searching for the other half to merge. We are sad heroes dreaming and

Read More »

Hey Dad

Hey Dad It’s been a while since we last spoke Face to face Thought I’d drop you a line Tell you I treasure the memories Of you You know I have your photos All over my place You were always smiling Always mischievous Always fun Always there when needed I don’t know how you did it Really, cos now I know Being a father too How difficult kids can be And how hard is it to see What is best to do I remember waving bye Deni and I At the airport The last time I ever saw you You made your trip Back home Where one day I will find you Waiting Waiting for me I miss you Dad I always will    

Read More »

The Other Me

Got this person in my head I used to think he was me Now I see him as my enemy He tells me I’m no good Tells me, I’m a failure The voice is mine But these are not my words Sometimes, he changes tune Tells me I’m the shit The bees knees But I don’t believe him Not one bit Then sometimes He likes to make me doubt Lose my trust In the stream of life Fills my head with angst And bitter strife But, I found him out! The voice is a liar The voice isn’t me He’s a bloody whiner Chattering incessantly I’m not listening anymore Not reacting to his Endless narrative It’s my life Not his I don’t know who it is This voice that sounds

Read More »