The Family Man by @jameslilley1411

Punk Noir Magazine

by James Lilley 

He came home from the murder 

spending the evening on the sofa

with his children 

he laughed with them 

at family feud 

they didn’t know inside 

he was filled 

with killings and lists 

all the things he done 

a void of darkness 

he kissed his daughter and wife 

good night and left again 

on orders  

just another body

another bill paid 

the family man.


James Lilley, 34, father of three. By day an engineer by night a bare knuckle fighter and poet. Currently studying Creative Writing have had work featured in Versification, Black Bough Poetry, The Daily Drunk, Fevers of the Mind Poetry, Spill Words and Splintered Disorder press.