Waving Whilst Drowning [In Your Valium Tears]

Ah, Woodnesse and Wrath
… coupled in [Eternal]
Strangulation of Thought
… your ‘Open Cup’
brought in the ‘Shade’
… and, as you [Blindly]
Sealed the Deal…
with a Life-Changing
… those who ‘Watch’
moved Closer to the Kill.
The Bible is no
‘Get Out Of Jail Free’
card… the Blasphemous
pay ‘Sincerity’ in Advance
… there is no Protection
from a ‘Lesson’
that’s needed to be Learnt.
You shan’t Escape
the ‘Tail-Whip’…
of the Experience
you’re card-dealing others
… those leper-cursed
[Schizophrenically] with
both Trepidation of Nerve
and [Unwarranted] Pride
… get served a Karma
they are not Built to Handle.

• ‘Woodnesse’ is an Old English word for Madness.

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.