Bounce Back Electric

Keep bombing the mundane greys
with your unique, colourful SHINE.
Each bare wall
is a potential Art Exhibition,
blank page a magical,
portable Soapbox.
Rise above the chatter
and tittle-tattling
of finger-pointers,
always eager and ready
to condemn and keep out
the innovative.
Bounce back electric,
speak from the soul.
Applause is irrelevant,
and ego’s a petulant,
spoilt child.
Ignore Judges
outside of a Courtroom…
no one owns artistic expression
and creation…
except the Creator.
Photograph with paragraphs,
sculpt with broken-apart stanzas,
and paint emotions
with the delicateness
of butterfly kisses
backed-up with the force
of a battering-ram blow.
This is your time, your gift,
your moment…
conjure and construct
miracles out of nothing,
take your God given talent
by the throat and never, ever let it go.

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.