poetry

the doctor

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 I have the busy blahs diagnosis of dullness work-life disorder   My white coated friend  prescribes apply cat fur  thoroughly each day.

I have the busy blahs
diagnosis of dullness
work-life disorder.
This white coated friend
prescribes apply cat fur
thoroughly each day.

when pumpkins prowl and black cats gleam

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halloween haiku

Halloween Haiku dedicated to H.R.H. RC Cat

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
~Author Unknown

the beast

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street art, Rochford Street, Newtown, Sydney, NSW Australia
street art, Rochford Street, Newtown, Sydney, NSW Australia
Sunday, the Sabbath
day of rest
I woke, crying
mourning the life
we feed the insatiable
six headed monster
working week
Monday again
the beast, is back.
 

love comes in rainbow colours

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rainbow of roses

weary worker man

end of day tired buys a

rainbow of roses

weary worker man

rainbow roses forgotten

at home left in car

unsunny Sunday

weary worker man ponders

what he is missing

weary worker man

remembers rainbow roses

oh! brightens her day

weary worker man

snoozes unsunny Sunday

end of week tired

weary worker man

brightens unsunny Sunday

oh! just being home.

what am I afraid of most

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what am I afraid of mostyou’re the nice family I know

good people

who have seen the world

tasted its hurts, madness and fears

for this you defend your right

to defend your rights

you’re the nice neighbours

who I know

love, respect, honour and care

although I disapprove of what you say

will I defend to the death your right to say it

can I do you the kindness

of challenging those rights

before you kill all the children?

With acknowledgement to Evelyn Beatrice Hall. In her biography on Voltaire, Hall wrote the phrase: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (which is often misattributed to Voltaire himself) as an illustration of Voltaire’s beliefs. Hall’s quote is often cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Beatrice_Hall

Esther’s protector

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monochrome giant

need to find

colouring pencils?

what’s big, black & white and scary?
street art_Esther Lane, Surry Hills (Sydney) NSW Australia
Preserve ourselves, preserve our parks
stencil art_Esther Lane, Surry Hills (Sydney) NSW Australia

art in the park

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green grace

breathing space

pause between brick

two trees

a seat

simply to sit

brief respite

linger awhile

with your thoughts

they played

the aliens

beings of colour

they sprayed

the wall

a brighter place

smile awhile

suspend reality

accept the gift

take joy

walk away

believing it magic.

Street art park at St Peters end of Charles St, Erskineville (Sydney), NSW Australia.

only for sheep

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Somewhere in Erskineville there’s a flock of colourful sheep but down towards St Peters 3 colourless creatures have turned up under the Coulson St railway bridge, and each day I pass they cause me to contemplate the difference between my existence and theirs.

I haiku’d these thoughts.

faux sheep flat city life
monochrome facsimiles
supplant the real ewe

The Bureau – Only for Sheep  …a little trip back to the 80’s

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“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

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Tree spider, Erskineville (Sydney), NSW, Australia

homeward bound worker
tiny tree weaver wishes
good evening to all

*“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
E.B. White (author of Charlotte’s Web)

doggy dilemma

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No dogs allowed_Sydney Park Apartments near Erskineville, NSW, Australia

The once was a dog named Perko,

Who went a little berko,

As there was no tree

And he needed to pee

But fire hydrants are off limits in Erko.