John Patrick Robbins, is the editor in chief of the Rye Whiskey Review and The Black Shamrock Magazine. He is also the author of The Still Night Sessions from Whiskey City Press.
His work has been published here at Punk Noir Magazine, Fearless Poetry Zine, San Antonio Review, San Pedro River Review, Piker Press, The Dope Fiend Daily , Spill The Words Press.
His work is always unfiltered
Johnny deserved more than a dingy room in the French quarter.
Left alone in a mystery in room 37 in St Peter House.
A born to lose rebel with a doomed addiction.
He plugged in and shot up.
Lived life upon that razor’s edge and played like none other in spite of the odds.
There is a broken brilliance to a fractured soul.
As you said “You can’t put your arms around a memory.”
But certainly time has placed the title of legend upon you.
They took your money and passport in what many consider a drug deal gone wrong.
Johnny deserved more and settled for even less.
Everyone deserves a poem written for them and this one’s for you.
May you find peace where once you only knew pain.
A sunset’s promise and thunderstorms reprise.