Thursday, July 16, 2015

Paul Tristram- Three Poems

A Lighter Path I’ll Tread

…without the weight
of your sick, twisted soul
to drag me down.

© Paul Tristram 2014

Self-Pity Trip

The best part of a self-pity trip
is getting over it.
When the spell finally disappears,
when the cloud lifts
and that good old sun
finally shows his absconded
face again.
You can look back with regret,
cringe and sigh
or shake your weary head.
But really there is nothing
to be ashamed of.
It is all just part and parcel
of learning life’s lessons.
Of loss and grieving
if not forgiving and forgetting
then at least moving on.
Do not be too hard on yourself!
Take the good people’s opinions
by the bucket full
and the bad people’s opinions
with a pinch of salt.
It is so good to see you out
of the other side of it all,
my friend.

© Paul Tristram 2012

The Dregs

The Dregs does not mean The End!
In fact it heralds the start of things to come.
A chance for new beginnings
and just maybe winning against the odds
this time around.
A re-climbing of life’s ladder
but stronger and wiser than before.
Time to close the door on finger pointers
for they do no good to anyone even themselves.
Forget about the falling down
and focus only upon the rising up.
Shed yesterday’s old redundant skin
and smile and shine like miracles
exploding mercury mirrors
within the magnet of your pull.
Do not jump back into their race, let them keep it.
Start a better one of your very own.
Success: when boiled down into alchemy,
merely reveals = how happy you are right now!
No, The Dregs is not the end of the line.
It is just the full-stop to all past crap.
You are burden-less and owe no one nothing
you are now completely free to pioneer at last!

© Paul Tristram 2014

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 also read his poems and stories here! 


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