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Socially Perfect

I love my perfect life
With my perfect kids and my perfect wife
And all those perfect times we’ve had
Being the perfect mum and perfect dad

And our perfect home where perfect friends
Adapt perfectly to every trend
Or those perfect days spent at the beach
Who says perfection’s out of reach?

We have perfect times when we go out
With perfect people round about
As our perfect laughter fi...

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Rat's Race

In the darkness of night, I'm a king with no crown,
A knight with no sword, no way of cutting life down.
The words they create, cut like knives to the soul
Media fed by derision to fill up your bowl
Spread lies and more hatred on sharpened tongues
To drive home divisions, where no one belongs.

We live by their rules, and follow like sheep,
Heed the words of the wise, before your long slee...

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If Dogs Were Made World Leaders

If dogs were made world leaders

There would be no futile wars

And laws and treaties would be signed

With inky prints of paws


Chihuahuas and Alsatians

Would respect each other’s space

There’d be no United Nations

Just a favourite sniffing place


Summit sessions would be held

In playing fields or parks

With flashing collars de rigeur

For meetings after dar...

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They come from far

Blind, I grown blind.

No color, no light.


Pain, I felt pain.

No matter, no gain.


Looking through the mirror glass,

things happen afar.

Taking notion of them,

as they were part.


There's no true,

there's no lie,

everything stays shy.


Scream, scream for those who can't.


Deaf, I am deaf.

No sound, no play.


Help, they need help.


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Bride and gloom

How could she go

cause her daddy wasn’t far away 

unless she really wants 

to kiss to this sad song 

the difference is we both wake up

to the cadence of a different love 

then I am made like the villain 

I only want a peaceful morning 

do you remember when 

I saw you fucking him again 

don’t you forget 

to say you’re sorry

the bloom is off the rose 

let’s fin...

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One up

One up


He’s the guy 


verbal diarrhea 




He’s the guy 



in charge 

all the answers 

all the solutions 

no substance 

just words 

He’s the guy

funky hairdo

hitler gestures 

outrageous claims

empty suit 

self funded

He’s the guy 

the spot in your undies 

the hole in your sock 

the ro...

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What a night 

changed my whole perspective 

tiny square piece of paper

dissolves on my tongue 

hours of deep thought 

time filled with colors and laughter 

the world is big 



I’m just a kid 

someday I’ll have to wear a suit like my pop 

pay the tax man 


stand the picket line 

I just wanna get laid 

drink beer 


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The Academy

The Academy 


Stand at attention 

sir yes sir

you are worthless

run till you puke 

you aren’t even human 

wool uniforms in the dog days of summer

we are gonna make men out of you

crying is for the weak 

pain is fear leaving the body 

spit shined shoes and foot lockers

made beds and floors you can eat off of

your mama can’t save you

you're a plebe 


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The Valley

The valley


Streets filled with purpose

The Silicon valley is alive and well

Suitcases and Range Rovers 

Palm tress sweep the sky 

motorists hurry to plug in 

horns honked with kindness

coffee filled with sugar and whipped cream 

more a milkshake than a jumpstart 

two hour snack pow wow 

heated ping pong power lunch 

making apps to scratch your back 

and pic...

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Lip service

Lip Service 


It’s hard being alone

at least for me 

I see folks kissing with promise 

smiling with dignity 


love drunk 


cupids arrow is dull

for the most part 

it’s not real 

maybe your elders have stuck it out 

your folks are worn and torn 

a scar 

treated with cheap topical cream 

lip service  


the fear of embarrassm...

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Isla Vista

Isla Vista 


Life by the beach 

students on fire 

chicks with tattoos 

streets filled with hope and crank 

the guy from Hawaii is the coolest 

away from mom and dad 

high school was so yesterday 

party at the Bob Marley house 

after party in the morning 

beer belly and whiskey dick 

fake tits and nipple rings 

warm beer and cold pizza 

mac and cheese fill...

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It’s late

actually it’s early


brain never stops

mix between good thoughts and bad

this should be over since the end

of my drinking life 

my marriage 

my dogs life 

is this one of those nights I’ve been waiting for?

what to do…???

my best pal comes to town tomorrow

happy about that

maybe this shouldn’t be over

maybe this is just the beg...

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By the Bay

Pulling Wire


I worked a summer in San Fransisco 

Sacramento street 

pulling wire 

they all stared at us 



aliens in their sterile tube 

sorry my ladder is an in convenience 

I could see their computers 

money traveling through space

mixed with twitter and “The Bachelor” clips

cubes with confetti and pictures of Hawaii

photos of baby Bro...

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When we speak

When we speak


Why you gotta look that way?

why you gotta spit on the stage?

you see we are young wolves 

and we’re hungry for the last guy outside

come see us when we’re walking

they don’t know our kind of night

Sick and wear our hearts outside

on our sleeves

and we just can’t take no more 


Yet the skies say we should come back home

I remember in disguise...

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She hurts


I tell myself to let her go

Is it her I miss?

just the idea?

just the company?

actually i miss them all

they all still hurt

soft skin

sweet thoughts

kindness to strangers

weaker creatures

makes a man comfy 

just for a little while

then they hurt

they tear my gut space

suddenly I’m the Sunday funnies

and they lose weigh...

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Maybe Two

Maybe two


I’ll admit

I create stress for myself

even on vacation

I’m working on it 

“simmer down” they say

Am i that bad?

even the pope takes an angry shit right?

everyone has to worry about something

nothing but truth,

I’m not comfy unless I worry

I envy those who walk without baggage 

how do they do it?

I can make it a day 

maybe two

then she scr...

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I don’t wanna be on of those guys 


out of place 

emotional problem solving, constant

it sounded good on paper

now just more different 

she this 

he that

beautiful children!

he’s being such and such a way

they don’t know where things are

why are they even arguing?

what people are we?

is today the same as yesterday?

yesterday as in when...

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The army and fucking

The army and fucking



Folks just need to know

The army will get you shot

Why the confusion?

Commercials don’t impress me

guns are loud, and blood is depressing

héros are human

bullets are real 

Life is a deep breath you don’t wanna lose

young men with no options 

thanks for your death

I can buy contraception

from a man from a country who shot you

I s...

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Read Me!!

Read Me!!


Read me!

I’m different from all the rest 

these words will change you

stay with me

important info is to follow

the world is on fire

the mountains are moving

Susie has a gun

buy this, sell now!!

stay with me 

This is an interesting group of letters

people like you.

and me.

heartbreak and iTunes

Facebook and menopause

things to grab the ...

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Bleach and cork

Bleach and Cork



Darts, endless darts

a passion I never desired

guitar and words don’t heal the soul

no such luck for darts 


I saw a blonde haired woman in a van today

I needed cigarettes and human contact

Thanks to her for making my drive

I suspect she will stay in my mind all day


What if she had car trouble and broken dreams?

More importantly: who...

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The Bench

The Bench


I sat on a bench for an hour

ugly dogs and sad people 

grey men with bad backs 

carrying shit and ancient thoughts 

I wonder about a blonde lady

was she the one who gave blowjobs and never made you call her

I wonder how long he will take to realize he’s gay

or hates his father

or both

how much of that college degree do you really use?

do you feel pre...

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The School Run

Swinging upwards,

scathingly steering myself towards salvation.

School Run: teacher testimonials and tallies.

An “Other,”

an outcast from tradition.

Rousing the reluctant offspring,

combative to my requests.

We breakfast briefly,

on little balls of sugary synthetic yellowness

We arrive at school,

greet the countless glamorous goddesses

oozing out of the orifices


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     I hear them,

I hear them calling out in the street

Issuing calls of despair and asking for help

And I would,

If I could,

If I had the power of legions

And armies and,

No, that just wouldn’t do

Any good at all,

Not anymore where

We are - fearing the worst

For a world where war,

Has become the only winner?


     You ...

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On Being Judged


On Being Judged



A hundred cries of delight

Echo from red brick walls

As they tussle for a football,

And the girls are skipping in time

To melodies and singing rhymes,

Watched keenly by the dinner ladies

And playground monitors;

Just how will life blossom,

What scenes will introduce

Their hearts to the world outside?



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Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence



The problem of domestic violence in UK households is a contentious issue. Everyone seems keen to point fingers and lay blame on one another without really addressing the issue. It has been prevalent in UK society for centuries, and is unlikely to go away overnight. Women, have for centuries been placed under the dominance of males, and only during the ear...

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Fathers 4 Justice

This short, has ben re-edited. Please do not read, if offended by the Author in any way. Above all, it is only one persons opinion on the backside of a one sided system, forgive him if you do not agree, it is in the main a response to the injustive of not being given the rights of a Father. It is okay for me to go to war it would seem, but when you come back a casualty nobody wants to know. 


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The Disappeared, Truthful Evil

The Disappeared
Truthful Evil
Do you remember… when truth was a common place?
Where life was easy and you saw it on everyone face
Where children played without knives and guns, wow they had fun
Today there were some fights yet tomorrow they all were tight
As everyone flying their kites… oh their smiles were a beautiful sight
Do you remember when truth was a com...

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Welcome back

The Prague spring is a well known thing, but its summer burns intensely and all is overheated.

The last time I was here was long ago, and I think it was October, I’m sure it was October.

I have no elaborate plan, but the plan is elaborate enough: I really need a holiday, really need to chill

and relax and drink coffee and go to the gym, but also wild adventures with the characters I...

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Win Win Win Till Money Kills All

                                                 Win Win Win Till Money Kills All



            Yes we have faults,

And I as a guy didn’t need the

Criminal record you gave after war,

So how do we now effect change?

How do we stop what is happening

Around this desperate - a Globe?


            Mum and Dad now

Both have to work – placing

Their to...

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The British Have Soured

                                                 The British Have Soured



          Have you lost touch old bean?

Or pondering the security to place law

Upon law to reaffirm laws –

Till blue in the face ‘we’ cannot breathe;

     You wrap up a world that is done!


UK angered is laughing stock now –

With microphones in lampposts and

Eavesdropping to...

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38 Degrees

 38 Degrees



          Can you, be bought?

     Have you, been bought?

Economics dictate there is no money in the pot,

But are you, being bought?


All the country’s pride is at stake,

Has it, been bought?


Once ago, The Police never

Entertained the Gun,

Never penalized so badly

The man who claimed a run for freedoms,

Time ago, Bev...

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Lost Effort

 Lost Effort





So many sad and plentiful of nothing

 That matters,

Sad and plentiful, as if stuffing

Children like the rotting carcass of dead animals

Appeases all their needs,

            Too many sad and plentiful

Without knowing the teaching of greed,

Too many lied to in concrete,

Denied every right to be free.



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I Forgive, But Something..............Else, Doesn't! May It Never Find You (I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy).

 2 Mortimer Avenue – Higher Blakely! Man if ghosts exist then you may find a few there, one perhaps being the originator of this rambling text. It was probably the first time I died; thrown on the floor for crying at my chicken pox that were irritated by urine contained in my rubber pants. I used to wet the bed back then with all the abuse I was going through, not so you would notice of course,...

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Killing Down the Planetarium

 Killing Down the Planetarium




Did you really think it was just;

About one’s sexual leanings?

Perhaps maybe a spat with ancient authority –

Maybe a calling for my father to

Raise his solemn head and

Gaze with morbid wonder at the dead

That walk The Earth?


            Did you think a mere entertainer from

A demon or a saviour,

Did y...

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There is a Sun Up There!

                                                             There is a Sun Up There!


There is a sun up there! It has been shining today and over the past weekend. I am pleased to see it, as for the past three years there has been little rays of light over the Northern parts of the UK. There is a moon up there too as I write these words, it is at the moment at the halfway point of its...

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