Her feet didn’t touch the ground Hard when in the air Dummy was her parents’ new best friend Brought silence, to be shared Bart Simpson kept her company Twisties fell to floor She smiled as she turned her head Inquisition knocked on door … Continue reading Bart Simpson and the little girl
A lie is a mistruth Told purposefully. A truth is an admission Of a lie. A penny for your thoughts – I’d pay a pound For the politician’s mic on hustings To lose sound. For distortion’s an illusion That misrepresents – Extravagantly foolish … Continue reading The eyes have it!
Terrified, I looked beyond My ocean, river, Lake – my pond Tentative, I thought I heard The high tide lap ‘gainst beach-heads prize The rock jumps from the page. A vision’s sight With sty in eye Urbanised, I look away – ‘Scraper, … Continue reading Taken
Like a leaf that’s falling Or a vehicle I can’t drive Like a stumble, barely standing Like he who can’t survive Like a willow, waning Or a ship still moored at sea Like a flameless candle Like not knowing when to grieve Like a calamity … Continue reading Mortality
Remind me to take instruction From the antonym of him To take my teachings from The supposition of a fact Remind me to teach myself to learn From the better part of man Someone who can read and write Who has a lesson plan … Continue reading Teach
I never knew A harbour grew West of the sea I never thought I’d be caught With thee I’ve been in Other’s oceans But I’m enamoured In your sea May I share Your harbour Here, with thee? ‘Certainly;’ He said to me; ‘Welcome home.’ ‘Let’s … Continue reading Stow-away
I woke up this morning on this bright and sunny day to read commentary in the morning paper about the term ‘guys.’ Apparently the Australian of the Year, David Morrison, found it within himself to announce his abhorrence at its use. ‘Those guys just weren’t … Continue reading Freedom – where did you go?