About the Book
I wrote most of these poems at a time when I was more aware than usual of the injustices many of us face, including injustices I had my hand in over my life.
In some poems, I was driven by a sense of trying to capture and consolidate my views on living well in this world.
I was also angry at the church for a period and wanted to express some of its failings. I wrote about things that originated in the church that is now ubiquitous in our culture and mainly for the better.
I wanted to express feelings of love for those close to me which I'm glad I captured in verse.
I addressed some of my existential angst by reasoning with it in one poem.
All in all, it's a Hodgepodge of colours that make up the character of how I thought at the time and still now for the most part.
Ricky 'Bushman' Browne is a self-published author who writes about politics, society, authenticity, and personal development. Along with satire and comedy designed to make people laugh and reflect, or just laugh. Ricky is a straight shooter, not one for floury prose or overly descriptive emotional grabs. He pulls no punches and tells it as he sees it in a way that is honest to himself and the reader. Ricky's attitude to writing is one of putting himself out there without worrying about popularity or news cycles. He wants his work to be timely but also not go out of date as soon as the earth does a full rotation of the sun. Born Ricky Nolan Browne, Ricky is a simple man with simple wants and needs. But as a human with children, he would like to die knowing that he at least tried to turn the dial towards a more peaceful, civilised, accepting society, one driven by personal growth, and not the growth of bank balances.