I promote writing as a therapy.
“Got a frown, write it down, Feeling blue, a pen will do”
Some of my work is deep, considered and emotive and some is daft.
The performing bug has bitten me along with the writing and I am reluctant to hand back the microphone.
I have a flat full of poetry, stories and compilations of undefined genres.
I will be famous when I am dead (well at least for 15 minutes)
John Welsh not dead just resting.
BIG BLACK JAKE
A lonesome thirsty cowboy Was staggering down the trail He had been out west for three days now His strength was about to fail He was dreaming about beer and women But beer most of all A large foaming mug of froth Into which he was about to fall But just as he was giving up Some buildings came in sight Mirages usually were more attractive This place was not too bright Still I bet it’s got a saloon With beer and girls and beer So he hurried on as best he may If he could he would even cheer The saloon bar was dusty As dusty as his throat He croaked out large one bartender As he stood in a dried out moat A few other rednecks Sat at tables playing poker But his gaze and thoughts were on his pint Steady lad he said no choker Just as he grasped the cool handle A commotion caused him to frown A cowboy rushing in and exclaimed BIG BLACK JAKE is coming to town! Every cowboy as one man Ran quickly out the door The lonesome thirsty cowboy Was left shaking on that floor But no he said I will make a stand I deserve this beer and more so he stood up tall to enjoy his drink Although he was only five foot four He felt a small vibration He saw it in his beer He moved over to the door To watch his nemesis appear Along the street came a buffalo With horns as wide as barns And on him rode a man in black Huge with muscular arms He looked tough and he looked hard A sneer below his hat His mighty beast could walk over cowboys And leave them all squashed flat This lonesome still thirsty cowboy Thought a welcome might keep death at bay “I cannot stop said the booming reply BIG BLACK JAKE is on his way!”