Psychosis – Book Two

Psychosis

  

By Stephen Whittaker

 

BOOK TWO

 

Next morning.

Where curtain meets curtain a small gap allowed sunlight to seep into the bedroom, catching Irena’s lovely face. He gently kissed her neck and she stretched with a feline quality … Read the rest

Psychosis

Psychosis

 

 

By Stephen Whittaker

 

Characters

Gabriel

Highly intelligent, wealthy man, fighting with his alcohol issues. Compassionate, but can be ruthless when needed. He cuts a lonely figure after several failed relationships. Totally honest in his dealings and generous. Never knows … Read the rest

Half Past Midnight

Half past midnight
His day begins.
His tread so quiet
As he walks through the night.
The darkness hides him.
All he has to confide in.
Goes to the 24 hour shop,
Gets a bottle of wine.
Maybe he will
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Last Of The Hard Men

You are very difficult to find,
More difficult to kill.
How many shots did you take?
Tequila or bullets?
Please, don’t be flippant.
There is a great deal at stake.
Pray tell.
The consensus of opinion
Says you are the
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Joker

Come in sir, a suit you want?

Gotta measure you first.

Gotta measure your thighs.

Which way do you dress?

Where my balls hang best.

Not given to frippery,

But that was just a jest.

The tailor smiled.

I see … Read the rest

Looking

You go on track,

Trying to go faster,

Competing narratives.

Ask you

Will you last here?

No.

Speeding away

From controversy,

No no no.

Climatic changes

In our lives

Leaves us strangers

To truth,

So we tell lies.

A truth … Read the rest

How Slim

How slim the line

‘Twixt fame and failure.

But if you don’t ask

Could I do better,

And blame the rest

That would be a shame.

And you claim nothing.

And you remain

In an endless spiral,

Going nowhere.

You … Read the rest

No Lies

There are no lies

Left to tell;

You know them all too well.

But the spell

That transitions

Changes positions.

I have no gift to carry,

But the parry

Of sword.

I will listen,

As glistening blades

Decide on me.… Read the rest

In Passing

Touch,

Perhaps not a woman

Demands.

I guess you know

I was in love with you.

No demands.

Hard as old boots.

No, not commanded.

The suspension

Of proclivity;

My activity

I forget to mention,

Just a story that passed.… Read the rest

Face

Your face

Is everything I need.

You are beautiful,

And my creed

Is honour.

Respect and duty

To the man next to me.

Are you faithful

To this memory?… Read the rest

No Shame Or Blame

What tares like a passion

Can drift; can lift two people apart.

Who good heart

But not meant to be.

I know you are over me

But where does that

Leave me?

Apportioning no blame

The shame is mine.

But … Read the rest

Passenger

Took a woman for a date,

But I arrived late,

Apologising like a child.

This was my fate.

She said ‘Don’t bother

This place is great.’

I took the menu;

Let’s go wild,

The most expensive

Bottle of wine,

That … Read the rest

Block Doubt

Who knew the truth?

Was a proof required?

He wrote till he got tired.

Doubting himself

Every step of the way,

Every night and day.

Then he got wired

So he could play.

Had no say,

But he was loved… Read the rest

Falling

I love a precious woman,

She can come when she please;

I do not tease.

My integrity is every thing

I have to offer.

I hope she takes it,

Because guess what?

I fell in love.

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Nowhere Man

In and out he goes;

And throws a new reality.

Where the woes go

He does not know.

Not given, but snatched

From some uncertainty.

So he rests.

Did he get it off his chest?

Oh no oh no.

He … Read the rest

The Joker

I can’t fake it;

You can trace it to memories

I chose to forget.

Will never leave me

The begotten one.

I don’t live

In regret.

You bring purpose

In the shine

Of the smile,

And gentle laughter

That touches … Read the rest

Choice

I will not go,

Thrown To the winds;

Not without

Feeling forced.

Perhaps divorced

From a certain reality, but spins a story

Of calamity.

His vanity still sings.

This is his choice.

What bends or twists

Allow this?

What god … Read the rest

Film

If you don’t want to laugh,

Or cry

You are missing

Something.

What jelly

In your head

Counts for a brain?

Is he insane?

Possibly.

But he remains

The same.

Not seeking fame.

More a notoriety;

That’s the suit

That … Read the rest

Garage

Nothing comes from nothing,

But something did.

Walked out,

Taking early breaths;

Then began to shout.

His outraged screams

Unwelcome in the crowd.

They wanted joy and laughter,

But that’s not what it’s about.

Their roar wore a silence,

But … Read the rest

Within Again

There is a stage

In the address of man,

Who could do better?

But how he can.

Immorality revoked,

He must perform,

Lest chokes

In the air frame,

Limit his scopes.

But the torture

And the rage

Within him

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No Man

He talked like a man,

But thought like a saint.

Looked for contrition,

But still no admission.

What had he done?

He walked down the streets;

People looked at him funny.

He didn’t care

He had the money.

He was … Read the rest