I live in Australia. We are about to go to the polls to vote in a federal election. It is compulsory. Yes, we are compelled to vote. Not a bad thing in many ways as at least we have the opportunity to take part in a free and fair election, making us one of the … Continue reading politics down under
I was publishing another poem when I thought I may have neglected those who like to hear and read prose from time to time. As I sit here Down Under, on Australia Day, my thoughts go to Theresa May, who may think she hasn't a friend in the world.
I'm lost - you left me - why did you pass me by I need your leadership your love - your sense that yes, it's worth a try Like a tree - standing taller you lift my sense of being why did you go I need you so you are my fallen beam A captain … Continue reading You left
Because one said so is it true who else says it’s so – do you because one warrants you agreed who else will agree with thee because one stands tall do you stand too does anyone else stand tall with you out of many, one – (e pluribus unum) – thirteen letters … Continue reading out of many
So the same sex marriage saga is still going and I'm still shading under that tree I mentioned a fortnight ago. Needless to say it seems to have been over-ridden by a 'dual citizenship' saga of late. Our members of parliament have decided there's no need to be an Australian citizen alone and have been … Continue reading More thoughts
A different blog this weekend, folks. As I assume most of you reading this are from outside of the great nation of Australia, I thought I'd tell you about the issue that seems to be taking over our TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, and, of course, social media. It is same-sex marriage. It seems a … Continue reading The rainbow nation
The river rows the oarsman Like the mountain moves the climb The sunrise heats the day Like the lectern stands and cries; I stand before you all, beholden To convey, what promised, I doth say Deliverance be sent ahead of time And the sunshine rules the waves The lake lends its ears to … Continue reading The clarion call
“With gritted teeth.” That’s how one Liberal Party member described the way voters should approach the ballot box on Polling Day. Come 2nd July and the voting public of Australia had other ideas. At time of writing, votes are still being counted in a number of seats. The final result will not be known until … Continue reading With gritted teeth – the Australian Federal Election
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 - People vent Their anger - Meet Frustration - … Continue reading The eyes have it!
She was here but now she’s lost A winter breeze turned into frost A weathered hand, salt of the soil What did she want to say? A butterfly, resting on flower Wings fluttered, quiet hour I turned away, the colour foiled Butterfly had flown away A dog lay, forever, by my side Recovered … Continue reading Poem – Lost