Tenth street

The sirens wail turning tail to run shots expire from a long barrelled gun, but it’s not me I flee. it’s youths or yutes as they call them today scallywags robbing tally bags the neighbourhood goes from bad to worse but it used to be good I think it used to be a paradise the…

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The execution of free will

Fear vanquished hunger wished away dreams tomorrow yesterday. I spill legions of words on the wing, birds will sing quietly when I’m in full flow, the wind a cool element pertinent to me when my words, set free, fly, for safety’s sake I take away freedoms lest they become used as a gun to keep…

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Philosophical pastry

I always reach out for the sand on the beach it’s about building castles where memories reside, I tried building houses but the incoming tide washed them away. so there’s an affinity between my heart and the sea somewhere inside me a moon’s on the wane, a universe dying, another star trying to shine and…

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Ace of hearts

They said there’s nothing to fear so why is then when I see her I tremble and shake my ears start to ache my legs turn to jelly and my tongue turns to stone? If I was a warrior I’d carry her away, but once I had seen her I fell into the trance and…

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TGIF

So tell me who do you thank when it’s Friday when you don’t believe in God. i believe in as I breathe in that here is and there was, will always be something out there someone up there far greater so answer now or tell me later who do you thank when it’s Friday…

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Somewhere eventually

Bring me antimony to paint my eyes on some pottery the Egyptians did it and so can I. In the twenty third century when most have forgotten me there’ll be some who’ll remember me and others who might mention me and my eyes on the pottery. If I kneel to cross my heart I will…

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Terrors

Frankenstein won this time, that’s the nuts and bolts init?…

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Favourites

Part of the underground underground do not confuse this with the overland overground it’s not quite the same, fir trees don’t grow down here in the dark, the carriages are light enough packed tight enough trolleys and cases right enough but it’s different up top there’s a buzz usually from the saw mills at three…

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Three times

Generally speaking. it was always summer always a game until the bogeymen came and they came frequently then when it was always Summer when I was ten and you try to make friends with them as a means to an end, but then you don’t understand it when you’re only ten and time ticks on…

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Sunday in Stratford

From under the bed two eyes pop out red a long stringy tail a boat with no sail my toy box is crammed with unusual things rammed to the top with what Santa brings. I thought it was Christmas today raining outside and snow on the way. But I’m awake now and know where I…

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Advice lines

Imagination when the mind runs riot and you see it so you have to try it not a lot you can do about it, you can’t sit on the sidelines waiting for calmer times just run like me through the riot factory try everything you see at least once…

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Loading

Not even close to it, even as the crow flies carrying twigs for a nest in some memory tree We are not even close to the blossom of youth in the gypsy booth where fortunes are hung on the minds of the gullible the truth is sometimes foretold but it’s a cold Tennessee and blue…

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The compendium

They look for confession an ear to the ground I look for accession a pistol in hand and he looks for absolution from so many sins In the end nobody wins It’s just a game of chance spin the wheel take the next dance and then the music stops the light goes out the window…

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Stories

There are wounds to remember more to forget I bet we all have them most men do I buy time with mine or trade them most men do. but it’s through the telling of them that wounded men heal…

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Games

There are no musical chairs, but some chairs do rock…

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Foothills

Fools? Pack mules carrying packs breaking our backs. If you think that they care about you they only do so you can bear more of a load back on the road backs to the wall so let’s make a pact with those things we have lacked and fight for the right to be free, you…

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Lemon ice

I wish he’d turn my water to wine and give me some fish, with bread, I could dine like a King. I got nothing between here and the Devil of the track that I took, look at me see poverty, honesty may be the best policy but I missed the installments. The undertaker makes no…

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Dorian

..and you know because you’ve done it too looked in the mirror and thought who wouldn’t want this chunk this fabulous looking hunk of man then wonder if my bum looks big in this look at the pecs get yer specs on for these don’t don’t don’t look at those knobbly knees krap so you…

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