Monthly Archives: March 2013

HE KNEW ME WELL

Half my life ago I met a man who saw into my soul; past the fettered trappings coddled, wealthy wrappings; past my ego and bravado, Balmain suits in avocado, brassy tan and private jet, the spoilt brat, and yet he … Continue reading

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FINAL BLAST

Together we shot the sunset, And bled our future to death, Fiery crimson, molten violet, Exploding in every last breath.

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MAMA’S DREAMLAND

She loves those hills of rolling green, And the barren parched-grey scrub: That rust-red earth makes her dream, Along a simple clichéd theme, Of people dancing hand in hand Across her ancient, sun-drenched land. The golden beaches fringed with palms … Continue reading

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THE DUSTMAN’S FUNERAL

Around the town he’d wheel his pair of bins, That once I heard referred to as his twins. He picked up litter around the ruined fort, And swept the pathways of the coastal walk. Unnoticed by most, he cleaned the … Continue reading

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HAPPY DAFFODIL

Hello, pretty daffodil, Cheerful on my window sill, Regardless of the sleet and rain Whipping past the window pane. Oh, bright & yellow, happy you, I wish I could be like that too.

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DRUG OF CHOICE

As predicted, I’m addicted – So drown me in your milky brown. Little shot of mad obsession I offer up my full confession: Roasted African Arabica, The musky aroma of home, You complete My heart beat, As I sit and … Continue reading

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LOST TREASURE

They’ll never hold his chubby hand Or hear his little cry – He was picked by fate’s cruel hand For the nursery in the sky.   They’ve lost their little treasure – It’s hard to comprehend, Sorrow without measure And … Continue reading

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MADAME MOON

Upon her silver back she lies In shower-bursts of stars, Flung across the pitch black skies Like jewel-encrusted scars.   Steady on her lunar trail Above the earth she clings, Tethered like a fingernail Held by midnight strings.

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WINDY DAY IN THE HARBOUR

Tumbling paper, slick from chips, Scatters across the quay. The twirling tempest twists and whips Up curls of soupy sea   Which bob amid the boisterous boats Tethered to the pier. They pull against their mooring ropes And bucking prows … Continue reading

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EQUINE TAXONOMY

If cows are ‘beef’ And pigs are ‘pork’, What is edible horse? Surely horse can’t just be ‘horse’? They call it ‘beef’, of course.

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SPRING EQUINOX

  For a breath in celestial time There’s perfection in Earth’s symmetry: Harmonious in her parity, Poised in obliquity, Rotating on an even keel And balanced on the level.   In the solar system’s mystic reel She spins with solid … Continue reading

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Happy World Poetry Day

Verse-tly I must apologise For the lack of rhyme & balladry. My mind has been prosaically blank So I haven’t written lately. There’s a couplet of reasons Why I lost my quatrain of thought, That creative efforts came to naught, … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR THE DAWN

    Tonight they will sleep fitfully Beneath the starry skies Cowed by violent history, Bloody whims and lies.   As tangible anticipation Seeps across the plains, The dreaming of a waiting nation Effuses through their veins.   Rising wisps … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SUNSET FROM MY NEW HOME

I’ve grown to love this country view Of dark-brown fields ploughed a-new.   Candy clouds shot through with pink Cloak the winter sun which sinks   Into darkening twilight grey, Sucking colours from the day.   The distant lights of … Continue reading

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