Category: Seeing Within & Without


Even when I got sober
I knew it was over.
You didn’t have to go
Behind my back.
I would have understood.
I wondered how you could,
But that’s enough of that.
Your not coming back,
That’s just a fact.… Read the rest

Half Light

A half light.
Neither morning or night
Fills my room.
Thoughts come unbidden
And ideas hidden
In the recess of my mind.
Now free,
They wander,
Wraith like.
Ephemeral, formless
Often incoherent.
But sometimes, sometimes
They stick, take shape
And … Read the rest

Tied to the Mast

I took refuge
In your heart.
From a world
That sometimes didn’t get me
Or simply couldn’t see
What I was all about.
No matter how I shouted,
I was never heard,
So I didn’t speak a word,
But now … Read the rest

Be Mine

I searched for such a long time.
Was the hope of love fading
Like the closing of the day?
Or had it just begun,
A fire that cannot die.
I had been in love before,
But never like this.
One … Read the rest


Her touch indescribable.
The scrambled bible in his mind.
Was he dealing with an angel?
Surely, surely.
What else could she be?
He gave what he could,
Only his love.
Prayed it would satisfy,
But never sure.
Remember, don’t forget,
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War Story

He loved it,
Saw an unexpected beauty in it.
You had to look closely,
Difficult to define.
He had a job to do
And he loved it.
It was death or victory
For him.
I thought he had a screw … Read the rest


I can’t tell you how to be.
Just look at me
And the controversy
That surrounds.
I ain’t grounded
In any thought,
Not specially,
But i do have a capacity
For love.
The only thing
That’s real to me.

I … Read the rest


So don’t explain it,
I can’t try.
But I love the way you hurt,
And I love the way you lie.
A confused mind,
One of a kind.
The mold is broken.
Saying a token
To over reach.
Yet I … Read the rest


Am I the body of Christ?
The resurrection,
The way, the truth
And the life.
He that believes in me
Will never die.
Horse s**t.
Gave that up
Long time ago,
But still go back to it
Like an addict.… Read the rest


If you don’t like it
Then just f**k off.
My house,
My rules.
Sure I’ll miss you,
But not enough
To want you to stay.
It’s in my blood.
Can’t get it away now,
I am not deranged,
Estranged from
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Just Want You To Know

I want to take you home,
Keep you safe
From the nonsense out there.
I can’t bare
The thought you are unhappy.
Slap my face
If I am impertinent;
I live in my head.
No shed, with p***o mags.

Just a Thought

Did you ever feel like this,
When you get p****d off
At every word they say?
So you pray
They would just go away,
Leave you alone;
But the phone
It rings incessantly,
So you answer
But the words
Choke … Read the rest


He walked home
And debated in his head.
Now alone,
Never answered the phone.
Locked himself in his room.
But couldn’t sleep
Looking for a tone.
Something he could keep.
Love is a mystery
At least to me.

The Cross

Looking for a face that looks familiar,
Or something similar.
For a life that just escapes you,
No, no.
The lies told in you name traduce,
It’s just abuse.
Try to bring me down,
But the crown of thorns set … Read the rest


I am brazen

And outlandish.

Oh yeah,

Believe it.

No reason,

But the memory of taste;

The dish I serve.

It’s complimentary,

Oh yeah,

But the season

Holds no delicacy

For me.

So I swerve


Oh yeah.

Don’t patronise

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Lessons learned

That cannot be retrieved;

My memory imperfect

But the sessions

I reject.

I don’t look for war

But the score won’t

Be relieved.

And so I am turned.

I am stronger

Than you believe,

Though spurned

Like a

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You hurt

But I don’t cry

No more.

Tears ran dry

Long time ago.

But I worry

For my heart.

I want to explain;

And I try

And I try.

Sort of constant refrain.

Find it hard to let go;

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Never Let It Be Said

Never let it be said
That romance is dead.
For there’s so little else
Going on in my head.
I wake up each day,
Try to wish it away
And I bide my time.
So I climb the walls instead.… Read the rest

I Didn’t Get Off on This

I don’t get off on this.
My promise to you
Full of platitudes.
Not being rude
In any way, shape or form,
But a storm is coming;
I can smell it.
And I walk the streets
Of Oxford
Bored out … Read the rest

Once Upon an Evening Dreary

Once upon an evening dreary,
When my bones felt weak and weary
I heard a knock on my front door.
“Who is there?” I asked.
No answer came.
I peeped through the curtain.
I was certain I saw a man… Read the rest


So you scratch in the dust.
This was never discussed.
Don’t hurt me again;
Then if you must
Try to refrain,
Then happiness reigns,
But the pain I feel
Still remains.
A constant reminder
Of what could have been.
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