Category Archives: My Poems

Men’s Rights of Passage

Exposed chests drip fresh blood to the earth below. The mirror smashed; red dark cave of grief and despair. Alone together – in silence, sweet surrender. Let this death sink in. Scars on the inside release the puss of ancient … Continue reading

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THE BEAST IN THE BASEMENT – part one

When a man overcomes his fear of the dark and resolves at last to journey down into the dungeon of himself; one tentative step follows another, through ancient cobwebs and skeletons of dust, till the damp floor of some forgotten … Continue reading

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Crossing Boundaries

Distant lowing of restless cattle Purr of an idling diesel tractor Alarm cackle of a swooping jay These sounds cut the still air Between green grass and blue skies Dead stick cracks under booted foot Stream bubbles over smooth stones … Continue reading

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Change

I just found this short poem I wrote a long time ago during a time of upheaval in my life. My circumstances are different now and it is an ‘autumn’ poem, not a spring one. But it may be no … Continue reading

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After the drought

A darkening northern sky, mountains rumbled to break the deadlock of drought, but only a dribble fell that day. It barely wetted the dusty earth, leaving us hot, fractious, heavy-legged. The next day dawned with black smoldering clouds and then … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond Words

In the white swan space of thin mountain air Truth comes as light pure unseen flowing – bathing illuminating entire worlds Who am I beyond words beyond thoughts beyond ideas beyond memories beyond emotions what am I really beneath it … Continue reading

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Willingness to See

Am I willing to see That I am already free? My restless fitful dreams Of limitation and of loss, Of struggle fear and pain, Speak of duty to the call of others, And in the drudgery of life, My own … Continue reading

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