Jerry Pike

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A Life In The Day

A Life In The Day

Up before the pride sets in, darkness crawls and twists,
devils of the mind erupt, bind you by the wrists.
Feed them in the dead of night, watch the road, for life,
hum a song you’ve never heard, yet craft it with a knife.

Speak them human, bow their space, treat as crown and King,
multiply each passing fear, then let the mountains sing.
Try to keep what’s sane pretence, locked within your head,
argue sanity’s not real, fight for living’s thread.

Count those numbers, four, three, two, once upon a time,
Cinderella to the ball, ...

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Blue Boys

Blue Boys

Frozen in a field of time, grazing grass esteem,
blue boys out to play awhile, Wormwood Scrubs us clean,
smiling for that camera shot, celluloid pretence,
prisoners to Sunday's cool, praying time relents.

Stories when, so long ago, football stole my heart,
every waking weekend friend, crammed into a park,