Be Your Own Revolution!

Unchain your brain
from the sheep pen.
Stop following the endless
circular motion of the herd.
Learn to direct your own
feet and thinking.
Don’t take orders
or direction from anyone.
Learn to trust
your own instincts,
desires and daydreams.
Quit avoiding chances
and gamble… there is nothing
but self incarceration there.
Listen to your heart
but always follow your head.
Explore both your light
and dark sides.
Drag your Skeletons out
from the closet (Privately!)
and wave goodbye
to your Demons,
for they are getting in the way.
Use your imagination…
Stop waiting for a worthy cause
… you’re it!
Be your own Revolution…
own it, completely.
Find your passion,
hone your ambition…
stride when you walk.
Treat every shot
like it’s your last shot
and always only go for the Kill.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.