Bertram Allan Mullin – 1 poem 

You Validated Destiny through Happenstance

By Bertram Allan Mullin


A car crash in Houston

A violin song . . . dream:

Beelzebub stealin’ my soul

Bubble cage

Glorious shadow girl,

Glorious rock ‘n’ roll background


Awesome spin kick  

Abbadon scared away

by her might

Blast of sakura leaves

Escape from a dungeon,

embrace we did


Awake, I wrote you

actually, in my novels, a character:


Basically you:

Classic rock lovin’

Cool martial artist


Named for

none other than

  a violin player

  and I moved to Japan

You walked out from

yonder shadows post our embrace


Same name

Same loves

I became a first time believer in . . . that is

I saw validated destiny through happenstance

Overreacted, slightly: a letter a song

Obsession made you not crazy for me


Unbroken by choices I didn’t like

Up to God, my hands in the air

Three more times, you and I by chance

Then I saw . . . undreamed youthful reality

free will

free eyes


   reiterated here

Get to know me

Go beyond the norm

It’ll be fun — otherwise,

 I’ll move on and forever wonder: why 





Bertram Allan Mullin or BAM’s work can be found here, there—many pieces being featured or contest winners. Some of his poetry can be found within Antiphon Poetry Magazine, the UK Online Archives, Silver Birch Press, With Painted Words, and Syzygy Poetry Journal where his piece, “X+Y=Z” won the Poetic Excellence Award. BAM teaches kids English and writes novels in Japan. Social,,

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Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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