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A SOLDIER OF MANY CAMPAIGNS

I am a soldier of many campaigns. I have fought wars on foreign shores and at home, against many foes, and against myself. I bear many scars invisible to the eye. Never having been decorated by my country you won't find me in the history...

THE INSANITY OF THE TRUTH

Don't stop me from having some fun Fun is in such short supply these days When I was a child nothing made sense And the school system shut me out I was too busy dealing with things at home To be expected to think during classes All the lessons I...

I REMEMBER YOU

I remember you Even more painful, where and when You told me when it was over That you'd find me again So you searched all the hostels Inhabiting lonely men I was killed by your mouth You were killed by my pen I told you I liked chocolates So you bought me a...

UNTIL THE BROKEN HEARTS HEAL

until the broken hearts heal
Let us kneel and say our prayers That something hears our call We think too deep And we see nothing at all Rome wasn't built in a day But I bet it took an hour to fall Let us not weary in our cause Until we right the wrong A place is...

THE PERSON-IN-QUESTION

the person-in-question
The Jewish are very smart. They tend to be suspicious of new people until they prove themselves. Me, probably due to Irish blood on my mother’s side, I treat everyone as family until they prove different.  The upside of this is you have a lot...

IF I SHOULD DIE TONIGHT

If I should die tonight What would I say? I'm glad you came along And chose to stay And thank you for the love Shown to an orphan gone astray If I should die tonight That's what I'd say If I should cry tonight Don't turn away You've been my ray of sunshine Come what...

WHAT AM I BID?

uneasy rider
He's in that room Second door to the right Asleep on the couch Exhausted from trying to make sense of it all And from staying out of anyone's way He can't play the person he was anymore The clothes don't fit The lines don't ring true And the lighting isn't right All of...

MONUMENTS AND RUINS

uneasy rider
I begin this story in the deep state of insanity, God knows where it will end. It is your fault as much as mine, that it has happened. For, you see, I was the one who came knocking all those nights you chose not...

UNEASY RIDER

uneasy rider
“All they wanted was to be free, and that’s the way it turned out to be…”   – The Ballad of Easy Rider. I was recently saddened to wake to the news that Peter Fonda had died. At my age it has become a regular...

WHO SAW HIM LAST?

who saw him last?
These were the shoes he wore. Notice the soles are thin. He’d walked many miles in these trying to get ahead. This was his favourite jacket. He felt wealthy when he wore it. Even though it had holes in the pockets. This is the shirt he...