No Calypso! [Referee]

They are throwing ‘Opposing Side’
Football Hooligans into Cells together
… you can hear the Screws
laughing and betting beer money
from out on the safety of the Landing
… as they pit-bull-fight like animals.
All the other ‘Cons’ in Peters
off to the sides, and above and below
… are stamping and banging
Terrace Threats and Sing-Alongs
“Dah dah da-da-dah da-da-da-dah
DA-DAH…You’re Go-ing Home
… In A Fuck-ing Am-BU-LANCE!”
Yeah, there is no ‘Home’, for now,
just ‘Patience’, [Non-Stop] ‘Waiting’,
the Calendar’s ‘Deaf Ear’ …
and sprayed blood all over the photos
of wives, girlfriends, kids and babies
stuck [with toothpaste] to Prison Walls.

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.