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. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.