Three Waves Of Crashing Horribleness by Paul Tristram

“Most people can survive a disappointment,

a broken heart, a bit of bad luck!”

He explained with a thoughtful look

upon his dirty, worn-out face.

“It’s when it comes in three’s

with the force of Thor’s Hammer

you know that you are in trouble.

The first one’s the sucker punch,

‘The Tower’ of the tarot pack

and whilst you are still spinning

the second blow cripples something

deep inside that you didn’t really know

that you had inside until you felt it broken.

The third, that’s the finisher, life in prison,

F-ward permanently or complete obliteration

of everything warm and caring, forever.

I’ve been a Vagrant now nigh on ten years

and I’m one of the lucky ones in life

yet on most days I’d wholeheartedly disagree!”


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 book ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at
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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