… Just So You Know

Without Self Discipline,
Self Destruction
or Self Deception reigns.
‘Knowing Your Enemy’
merely keeps you focused
upon a negative
which you should already
be moving on from,
being ‘Aware’ will suffice.
Commitment is not seasonal.
Love is neither
a fairy tale nor nightmare
but an Experience.
Revenge is Life’s
‘Get Into Jail Free’ card.
Karma has her own standards
and pays no mind to yours,
you’ll get no more nor less
than you do or do not deserve.
Sin is relative to the damage caused
whilst Hurt is Absolute.
Don’t ask for Forgiveness…
give Forgiveness,
but, always from a safe distance.
Take flattery with a pinch of salt.
Learn to say ‘No’ more often
and Judge by the Actions
at Play behind the Words.

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.