So we stepped into the mire
Came at it from different angles
We forgot we were playing with fire
Intoxicated, we threw off the shackles

We gave into desire
In that moment it felt right
The chemistry was palpable
Although we put up a fight

I didn’t know your story
Hadn’t told you mine
Complexitites stayed under wraps
We got on with having a good time

Flickers of signs were there
If only we had listened
And read them right, taken our time
A future could have glistened

But in the light of day
It ultimately transpires
That we’re both in different places
At opposite ends of the shires

Wreckless, yes, but criminals, no
I guess our luck was in
Two decent people who lost their way
Temporarily throwing caution to the wind

Regret is futile, we’re fallible, human
And wisdom comes through learning
From our mistakes and from forgiveness
Even when passion is burning

The dating scene is a labyrinth of landmines
It’s sometimes necessary to traverse
Relationships at any time
Bring out the best and also the worst

In both the sexes – so many rules,
Agendas and social conditioning
Factors that conflict sometimes
And sensibilities that need protecting

But ultimately we all want the same thing
To be loved and to give love
To share our lives with another being
Who’s got our backs and doesn’t judge

It’s trepidatious this life we lead
– I don’t want to go it alone
So I lent myself to you that night
Thinking maybe you could be someone

I could walk this path with
For a little while
Make some music with
Relearn how to smile

Have a little dance with
Act out an awesome scene
Maybe it was premature
And common sense should have intervened

But my intentions here were pure
And in that moment I picked someone
Under different circumstances I could adore
A gentleman and good fun

You tell me you’re not ready
And indeed I respect that
So I’m letting you go, right here, right now
Reluctantly, yes, but intact.



Ouch it hurts
A lash of the whip
I recoil at the smite
I sting, I was bit

I retreat in shock
Not what I expected
I expected nothing
I wasn’t protected

The breath knocked out of me
So swift came the blow
Should’ve trusted my instincts
Should’ve left well alone

Nausea sets in
Tummy upset
Good intentions
Unwelcomed, ill met

Now a dead end
A full stop, a brick wall
Nowhere to go
I shrink, feel small

Shrivelled and foetal
I take refuge in bed
Now for a lobotomy
To erase it from my head

The ripple effect
My whole being atremble
Tears start to well
I suppress them but they assemble

How to process this shit
Right now I don’t know
I feel like taking action
But should leave well alone

Is retaliation
The wisest move?
I’m wounded and frail
My strength subdued

Deadlocked it seems
In chains, boxed in
Immobilised, indecisive
Intuition dim

Better sit this one out
Meditate upon it
Reflect and learn
Though I’m stunned, astonished

Defeated I suppose
Come down from a high
I crash back to earth
Wings clipped, can’t fly

Battle of the Sexes

Double standards
Unspoken rules
Too quick to judge
The bloody fools

Perilous waters
Not for the faint-hearted
Keep your wits about you
You might be outsmarted

Fuelled by alcohol
The social norm
Though it blurs your judgement
And loosens your tongue

Suddenly your guard
Has massively been let down
You find yourself surrendering
Animal instinct wears the crown

So you succumb
To the pleasures of the flesh
It’s what you need right now
Nothing more and nothing less

But when the dust settles
The inevitable verdict will be passed
The female of the species
Should have kept her legs crossed

It’s a man’s world after all
They call all the shots
And them’s the rules, you stupid girl
Thus this battle you have lost

Enjoy yourself?
How very dare you!
You spoiled the game
Now he can’t bear you

A modern woman
Who pleases herself
Can’t be trusted
Especially if she has wealth

It rattles them, you see
If she can survive alone
Ignites their insecurity
Their masculinity suffers a blow

So off they scurry
In search of shelter
And the fairytale princess
Who yearns for her saviour

These Amazonian ‘abominations’
For such as he are all too much
His ego cannot withstand the force
Of a woman full of lust

Worldly and strong
Independent and wise
Intimidating to the mice of men
Something of a nasty surprise

Well, it sure as hell aint my problem
If you can’t handle this
Off you go, you little frog
You clearly won’t transform with a kiss