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I grew up rural working class. Much of my work is raw and from experience.
Many stories and poems published worldwide.

2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)

''They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream.''


I'm guilty

Um, er, um, wait! Um... 


Defence-less (the complexities)

Yes I’m guilty
No excuses
Only a basis for decisions
A process for the conclusion
If you wish to hear it.

Any interest in comprehending
All the competing factors?
The tenuous positioning
Made transparent?
Not good enough?

I suppose not.

So what would you like me to say?
I'm stupid?
An asshole?
Aren't all these things par for the course?
I suppose I'll do what's expected
Retreat to my hovel
So you can fire
Agenda laden volleys
Leaving truth to wither
In the cross-fire.

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  1. Very thought provoking poem - it's certainly worth stopping and thinking about how our reactions to others "mistakes" may actually stop us hearing the truth - perhaps at times it is too painful to hear the truth. Thanks for sharing as always

  2. As Ayela says, very thought provoking. Personally I would like to know the reason why. Judging without knowing the motivation is only gonna lead to more excuses. That's unless I am in a shitty mood then fuck off with the excuses.

  3. Hahaha totally with you Graham

  4. Haha nice one Graham. I think a lot of people assume they know the reason why, therefore the judgement, without realising the complexities in every act, gesture etc. Ive been exploring this theme a lot lately.
    thanks for commenting guys - unless ive misunderstood yr motives. ;)

  5. I gotta admit, I often just want the dude to admit "I'm an asshole."
    I like your poem, Anthony.
    Apologies are often inane, but asshole-ownership can help. =)

  6. I like it when poems make me think. You've done that to me on many occasions Anthony. This is one of them. I also like the other comments.

  7. I really love the line "defence-less (the complexities)"

    Also interested by how the image of the labyrinth influenced my reaction to this.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I am very selective about images so I'm glad it resonated with you in some form.


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