John Tynan – 2 poems



Sudden as a pounce, I was assailed

A notion I would see a white cat


Does it matter?

Thoughts need no reason

Cats can be black, too

Prescience is fickle

Dogs don’t count.







Pain is the futile stoking as the fire in your heart flickers out

Memory is the dimming experience of a worn out consciousness

Courage is the sense to forgive defeat by fear

Truth is accepting the need to lie to yourself

Faith is the blessing bestowed on the unquestioning

Conditional is the holy scripture shackling the brethren

Weakness is being held hostage by a


Freedom is never needing to be loved.





John Tynan

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

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

One reply on “John Tynan – 2 poems”

Really enjoyed both poems especially Pain. The line Faith rings through to us all now in this difficult time. Looking forward to reading more.


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