Temperamental As You Are

Uttering ‘Condolences’
through Gritted Teeth
… I almost expected
you to Kick-Off
like you do on other
people’s Birthdays.
You think you’re
‘Cleverer’
than those with
‘Integrity’
… because you
‘Snake-Scheme’
and they [Well] don’t.
‘Two-Facedness’…
is a Mark of Disgrace
not Honour…
yet, call out
“Hands up who’s
a petty, little coward?”
in a roomful of losers
… and you’ll
either get ‘Excuses’
or [Triggered] ‘Silence’.

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.