February 9, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Paul Tristram



Thundering Through With New Possibility



It’s all energy and momentum,

keep that juggernaut train of thought

inspirationally smashing through

the tedious daily crash barriers of mediocrity.

Avoid pointing fingers of misdirection

trying to keep you in sheep pens

and queued blindly in unnecessary prison lines.

We’re all dying one day at a time

when we should be living one moment to the next.

Don’t pay attention nor slow down for negativity

only pit stop where they stock

the right enthusiasm for your fantastic journey.

Your only responsibilities

are to love wisely and fairly

(This might take a few tries but you’ll get it!)

Be both creative and happy as often as possible.

And in not letting anyone stop you

from exploding the supposed limitations

of your hopes, dreams, ambition and stunning legacy.








Don’t Slow Down Your Soul For Other People



…neither wait for them to catch up.

Half the time

they haven’t got the minerals

to venture outside

of homemade comfort zones.

But that doesn’t mean

that they’ll be happy for you

being brave, taking a gamble,

smiling and successful.

Despite the stones and arrows

coming from upfront

they’ll be charging from the rear.

Stay away from groups, cliques and fashions,

strike out on your own.

Instead of ‘knowing your enemy’

don’t have them around.

Be only in competition with yourself

and keep the blade edge

of that challenge keen.

This is where the Magic happens

and the trail of the Pioneer begins.







Paul Tristram

Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world. He yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet.

Buy his books: ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press), ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ and a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope.

You can also read his poems and stories here.


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