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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/Philip_Roberts
Country: Australia
Favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell
Member Since: Dec 18, 2010

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SOMETHING CLOSE BEHIND YOU

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 11, 2014
Man haunted by phobias -- or perhaps dark creatures...

MEMORY OF EVIL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 27, 2014
Memories of an evil life, you may, or may not have lived...

IN THE CRYPT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 9, 2014
Horror poem about a crypt where graveyard fiends devour...

HUNT AND RUN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 21, 2014
Humans trapped in a land ruled by primordial monsters

NIGHT INVADERS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 13, 2014
Creatures from the land of dreams, invading the land of...

THE SWEEPER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 12, 2014
The Sweeper sweeps away worthless lives to replace them...

QUESTION EVERYTHING (believe nothing!)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 12, 2014
In this day an age when politicians believe it is their...

THOUGHT CRIME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 12, 2014
Mind controllers now rule our lives from kindergarten...

HUNT AND PECK

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 10, 2014
Sindbad's elephant bird, the mighty roc, come to life in...

THE DARK PLACE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 1, 2014
Horror poem about a place where primordial monsters...

TIME TO BE A HERO!

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2014
Time to be a hero and fight back against DARPA’s...

NAZIS 2013

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 1, 2013
A friend of mine (a former criminal who served a decade...

CONFORM OR DIE!

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 1, 2013
The worst thing about the 9/11 tragedy was they way it...

SHADOWS OF THE PAST

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 30, 2013
Shadows of the past Haunt my world today, Listlessly...

QUESTION EVERYTHING(!)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Oct 16, 2013
Question everything teachers, parents, ans (especially)...

LIES (Are Told Every Day Now)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Oct 16, 2013
Lies are told every day now by politicians in so-called...

THE SWEET SOUND OF DEATH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Oct 8, 2013
Verse about the melodic element of passing on.

GET OUT OF TIBET

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 12, 2013
No country on Earth has the right to control another!...

OUR DAYS IN HELL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 12, 2013
Life under the thumb of a human monster. See 20 Years...

YESTERDAY'S ZERO

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 12, 2013
Bring back Julia Gilliard as PM; Kevin Rudd is an...

CAESAR DERO

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 6, 2013
Political poem about Kevin Rudd

LITTLE KEVIN TAKES AIM

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 6, 2013
Written in 2008, I have put this poem up now due to the...

POLITICALLY CORRECT THINKING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 18, 2013
Politically correct means morally wrong! Especially...

LITTLE MAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Poem about Kevin Rudd, written when he was fascist...

LEFTY PATTED A SHARK IN A FEEDING FRENZY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
In the late 1990s a dead whale washed up near a Melbourne...

LEADERS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Poem about fascist leaders in formerly democratic...

THE BEAUTIES

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Short-short story set at a beauty contest, with a...

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DON'T

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Under the Bracks regime, fascism reach new depths in...

INSECT-LIKE PLANTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Poem about small mobile plants on another world, which...

'RIGHT THINKING' IS ALWAYS WRONG

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Poem about the evil of mind control and brainwashing...

REBELS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2013
Poem about the need to fight the corruption of government...

THE MAN OF STEEL, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 19, 2013
The 3nd in order of a new series of horror stories...

THE MAN OF STEEL, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 19, 2013
The 3nd in order of a new series of horror stories...

FEAR IN THE NIGHT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 18, 2013
Poem about terror stalking a township.

THE GREEN MAN

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 13, 2013
The 2nd in order of a new series of horror stories...

THE LAND OF THE DEAD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 19, 2013
A horror poem about a terror filled land; inspired by...

FOO FIGHTERS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 7, 2013
Some say the foo fighters seen by each side in World War...

The War To End All Worlds

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 10, 2013
A SF poem about a Star-Wars style epic battle waging...

A TOWN LOST TO FEAR

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2013
Poem about a town haunted by slithering creatures that...

GENERATION SELL-OUT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
The young have sold out and no longer fight for truth!

POLITICALLY CORRECT CRIMINALS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
The politically correct zombies who bully free-thinkers...

CABBAGES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
The young have sold out and become politically correct...

EDUCATED CABBAGES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
The young have sold out to political correctness, and are...

LOST SOULS IN DISTRESS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
The two major political parties in this country conspire...

2020's NIGHTMARE VISION

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
Kevin Rudd’s overt concern for the future, at the...

A DISHONOURABLE MAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 1, 2012
Poem about the fact that mainly dishonourable people...

WORDS OF HATE,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 1, 2012
I hate jingoism glorified as patriotism. I am opposed...

THE BADGE OF SHAME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 1, 2012
My loathing of the acts of terrorism now been committed...

THE BLOODY OLD RAG

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 1, 2012
I hate national flags, which I see as banners of hate and...

A LITTLE GIRL,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 29, 2012
Poem about a real incident where an elderly mother burnt...

NIGHT HUNTERS RUNNING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 27, 2012
Horror poem about evil creatures hunting by night.

IN THE AWFUL NIGHT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 27, 2012
Horror poem about a town beset by leviathan monsters.

NIGHT HUNTERS CALLING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 26, 2012
Night hunters stalk prey through the awful night - a...

FEAR THE REAPER (a Renge)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 2, 2012
A renge style poem about the grim reaper.

LIFE IN THE 21st CENTURY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 10, 2012
My first attempt to write a multi-verse diamante: about...

THE ERASERS (Part Two)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2012
Image creatures that can ride along sunbeams to snatch...

THE ERASERS (Part One)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2012
Image creatures that can ride along sunbeams to snatch...

HEAVEN AND HELL (Part One)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 4, 2011
Supernatural mystery/horror novella involving fake...

HEAVEN AND HELL (Part Two)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 4, 2011
Supernatural mystery/horror novella involving fake...

HEAVEN AND HELL (Part Three)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 3, 2011
Supernatural mystery/horror novella involving fake...

HEAVEN AND HELL (Part Four)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 3, 2011
Supernatural mystery/horror novella involving fake...

HEAVEN AND HELL (Part Five)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Nov 3, 2011
Supernatural mystery/horror novella involving fake...

WHERE IS JULIAN ASSANGE'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE?

Article by Philip Roberts
Posted: Oct 14, 2011
How could war-mongering bull-feminist trying to cause a...

THE MIDNIGHT HOWLER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Oct 5, 2011
Horror poem about a creature that howls in delight at...

KANGAROO RANGE, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
Written in the early days of kangaroo meat farming....

ADVENTURE OF THE RIGHT-HAND GLOVE, Part Three

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
Mystery featuring Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle is...

ADVENTURE OF THE RIGHT-HAND GLOVE, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
Mystery featuring Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle is...

TARA WESTON'S GUARDIAN, Part Four

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
Richie Travers is a world-class burglar who breaks into...

TARA WESTON'S GUARDIAN, Part Three

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
Richie Travers is a world-class burglar who breaks into...

TARA WESTON'S GUARDIAN, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
Richie Travers is a world-class burglar who breaks into...

AUSTRALIAN HALLOWEEN, Part Three

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
A black comedy/fantasy/horror story using Aboriginal...

AUSTRALIAN HALLOWEEN, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
A black comedy/fantasy/horror story using Aboriginal...

WATCHERS AT THE PORTAL, Part Three

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
A Lovecraftean Science-horror story set in the Australian...

WATCHERS AT THE PORTAL, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 18, 2011
A Lovecraftean Science-horror story set in the Australian...

THE INFERNAL BEAST, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
The black wolf (a hero werewolf) finds himself up against...

THE RETURN OF ATTAK-MAN, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
A science-horror story where the monster emerges from the...

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, Part Four

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
Science-Faction story about DARPA and its evil bid to...

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, Part Three

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
Science-Faction story about DARPA and its evil bid to...

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
Science-Faction story about DARPA and its evil bid to...

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
Science-Faction story about DARPA and its evil bid to...

THE EGRIGOR, Part Two

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 17, 2011
Ernie Singleton is a good werewolf. The egrigor is an...

THE SEEKER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 6, 2011
Horror poem about a night creatures that seeks out humans...

THE BLACK AVENGER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Sep 6, 2011
Horror poem about a night creature who avenges unpunished...

THE UNHOLY ATTENDANT

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
Lovecraftean story set aboard a "dead train" that stops...

ON THE THAMES

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
A Lovecratian tale set in Sherlock Holmes’s London.

I AM NYARLATHOTEP!

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
A Lovecraftean Horror story set in the northern suburbs...

HASTUR-THE-UNSPEAKABLE

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
A Lovecraftean Cthulhu story set on the planet Yogguth.

BLUEBOOK REVISITED

Novel by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
A U.S. pilot is shot down by a UFO, then finds his...

THE THIRTEENTH DIMENSION

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
A SF story that explores the concept of multiple...

THE CHURCH OF THE DIVINE FASTBUCK

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
When a fake priest suspects a nut has an atomic bomb, who...

AN AUSPICIOUS OCCASION

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 24, 2011
Science horror story written c.1983. Horrors revealed...

WHY NOT LISTEN TO THE MANCHESTER RIOTERS? BEFORE VILIFYING THEM!

Article by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 15, 2011
It is time to start treating the Manchestor rioters as...

SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 11, 2011
A Christian murder mystery, with elements of fantasy and...

OBAMA SIN LADIN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 8, 2011
After the madness of the Bush years we all hoped Obama...

NIGHT ARMIES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 3, 2011
On ancient fields where battles once were wage dead...

SKELETAL WARRIORS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Aug 1, 2011
Mythological poem about skeletal warriors risen again to...

NIGHT SOLDIERS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 29, 2011
Horror/fantasy poem about dead soldiers risen to fight...

THE LAND OF THE DAMNED

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 28, 2011
A horror poem about a scuttling horror that has a town...

NIGHT EVIL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Horror poem about fiends that can escape from your...

NIGHT EAGLES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 24, 2011
Horror poem about monstrous fiends that soar just overhead.

NIGHT DEMONS,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 24, 2011
Horror poem about monstrous fiends that creep in the night.

THE NIGHT INVASION

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 21, 2011
Horror poem about dreadful creatures that invade people's...

GLOBAL WARMING (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 1, 2011
About the rising oceans as global warming melts the polar...

EARTH TODAY (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 1, 2011
A diamante verse about the future of humanity, unless we...

OUT OF TIME AND SPACE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jul 1, 2011
A lovecraft-inspired SF-horror poem about fiends from...

RODAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
A poem about a serial killer who is never caught.

MIDNIGHT,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Atmospheric horror poem from the late 1980s.

FEEDING TIME,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Supernatural horror poem.

BLOOD RUNS COLD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Horror poem written around the early 1980s.

THE DARK AND LONELY NIGHT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Early horror poem c. 1970s or very early '80s.

CREATURES OF THE ID

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Very early horror poem from the 1970s.

STRANGE HIGHWAYS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Wistful horror poem?

BLACK WATERS,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Horror poem about a dark, dank waterway.

ATMOSPHERE HEAVY WITH GLOOM

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Horror poem using tankya-style verses.

ALL HALLOWS EVE,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Halloween horror poem a few months early.

NIGHT FIENDS LURKING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 22, 2011
Horror poem about evil creatures of the night.

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF GRAVES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 6, 2011
Horror poem about ghoulish creatures haunting a grave...

NIGHT TERROR STALKING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jun 5, 2011
Horror poem about a creature stalking a village at night.

NIGHT BEASTS CALLING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 26, 2011
Horror poem about slinking, slithering night beasts who...

OUT OF THE DARKNESS,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 25, 2011
Horror poem about a nightmare creature terrorising a...

THE NIGHT PROWLER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2011
Horror poem about a creature that prowls the shadows of a...

THE NIGHT LURKER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 20, 2011
A horror poen about a creeping figure stalking dark...

THE NIGHT KILLER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 14, 2011
Horror poem about terror that stalks the night.

THE NIGHT CREEPER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 14, 2011
Horror poem about a nightmare creature that kills souls...

THE NIGHT VISITOR

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 8, 2011
Like the NIght Caller, a horror poem about a serial killer

THE NIGHT CALLER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: May 8, 2011
Poem loosely based on the crimes of psychotic Australian...

THE GRIM REAPER (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 12, 2011
My first attempt at a horror diamante-style poem. I do...

UNEMPLOYMENT (I) (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 12, 2011
A diamante-style poem about the horrors of modern-day...

NIGHTMARES CALLING ME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 6, 2011
A new horror poem about nightmares and nighmare worlds.

STORIES TO CHILL THE MARROW IN YOUR BONES

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Apr 6, 2011
A collection of trye life horrors. A follow up of sorts...

CBD (I) (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 23, 2011
A diamante about the gloominess about heartless, soulless...

THE CITY (I) (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 23, 2011
A diamante about the gloominess about heartless, soulless...

AUSTRALIA (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 22, 2011
Another Diamante verse about the awfulness of Australia...

MELBOURNE TOWN (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 22, 2011
I don't seem to be able to escape the horrors of...

MARIBYRNONG (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 22, 2011
A diamante is an unusual poem with the structure: Line...

FOOTSCRAY (a Diamante)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Mar 22, 2011
A diamante is an unusual poem with the structure: Line...

SKANK ALERT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 17, 2011
Australia's federal government has now strayed so far...

THE RED RUNNER AXES FREE SPEECH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 17, 2011
A follow-up to my poem, the Red Runner, about Australia's...

THE EGRIGOR, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
Supernatural horror story with a werewolf for the hero...

THE RETURN OF ATTAK-MAN, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
A science-horror story where the monster emerges from the...

THE INFERNAL BEAST, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
The black wolf (a hero werewolf) finds himself up against...

SEND HER FORWARD

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
A science-fantasy-cum-science-horror story involving an...

TIMMIE,

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
A story about the tragic death of the family cat.

A GHOST OF THE LIVING

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
A ghost story of haunting by the living.

THE GEMSTONE FROM OUT OF SPACE

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
A Lovecraftean story set partly on Earth and partly on...

WATCHERS AT THE PORTAL, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
A Lovecraftean Science-horror story set in the Australian...

AUSTRALIAN HALLOWEEN, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 13, 2011
A black comedy/fantasy/horror story using Aboriginal...

THE DEATH WALKER (a.k.a. The Dead Are Walking)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 13, 2011
My 2nd or 3rd attempt at an energy vampire story, written...

A MAN MAY DREAM

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 11, 2011
In this age of repression where you are not allowed to do...

THUS ENDS THE REIGN OF ERROR!

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 10, 2011
Jeff Kennett, the stupidest man to ever be premier of...

THREE EVIL HARRIDANS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 10, 2011
Written during a moment of near-suicidal depress, eleven...

B-GRADE LIFE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 10, 2011
Blues-rock song I wrote circa.1979.

THE RED RUNNER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 10, 2011
Just my second poem (I think?) about Australia's current...

NOBEL NO LONGER NOBLE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
What can I say, Kofi Annan get the Nobel Peace Prize was...

MADDOG'S ON THE PROWL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
Considering the evil he perpetrated against the world,...

SNAKE VINES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
SF poem inspired by the writings of Dean Koontz.

CONCRETE-EATING PLANTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
SF poem inspired by the writings of Dean Koontz.

QUICK FERNS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
A science fiction poem about past-growing, fast_dying...

THE SOUL-EATER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
A horror poem with traces of Lovecrafteana.

NIGHTMARE FEAST

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
Graphic horror poetry.

LATE ONE EVIL NIGHT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
A horror poem with tanka verses.

PTERADON

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
Wrote this horror poem in Sept 2009, put it aside untype...

TAKE IT ON HOME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
As Maddog Bush could tell you, the beauty of invading...

A TAXING TIME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
Jeff Kennett, the stupidest man to ever be premier of...

DAMIAN: THE ANTI-CHRIST

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
Not about the Omen cycle, rather about a monstrous creep...

THE NIGHT STALKER (Dedicated to the memory of Darren McGavin 1922-2006)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
A horror poem dedicated to great TV and film actor Darren...

OUT OF THE DEEPS: THE KRAKEN WAKES (In Memory of: John Wyndham 1903-1969)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
Poem about the Kraken (aka giant squid).

GARGOYLES,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
A traditional supernatural horror poem.

THE PODS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
SF poem using haiku verses.

THE LIZARD MAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
A SF poem, using tanka for verses.

THE FUNGOID

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
A SF poem using tanka verses.

DARYL WILLIAMS'S BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
Daryl Williams was the minister for propaganda (or some...

THE ENDS CAN NEVER JUSTIFY THE MEANS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
About the evils of politically correct mind control,...

A MANDATE TO RULE?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
Jeff Kennett, the stupidest man to ever be premier of...

Vampires In The 21st Century: The Digital Camera

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
In late 2004 I started selling on the internet to...

WORK-A-DAY BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
A song about being working class, which I wrote c.1979.

SNOW IN SUMMER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
A song from the 1970s about the horrors of drug addiction.

TIRED LIFE BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 6, 2011
A song I wrote in the late 1970s.

THE STORY OF BONEHEAD STEVENS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
Australia's head banker has sent rents skyrocketing and...

THE NOT-MUCH MAN (Being a report from one palaeanthropologist to another)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
A poem about Australia's most feeble prime minister,...

THE MAN WHO SLAVED THE STATE OF VICTORIA

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
If you were lucky enough not to have lived under Jeff...

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
Carnivorous plants Moss-like fiends that wrap around...

PLANTS SLITHER LIKE SNAKES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
Plants with the life force And the mobility of, Animals...

THE SOUL COLLECTOR,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
The Soul Collector haunts the night To kill the living...

THE QUICKENING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
An original horror legend I have created.

THE SHADOW OF DEATH,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
The shadow of death passes by Looking for wanderers...

THE PAINTING (Dedicate to H.P.Lovecraft 1896-1937),

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 5, 2011
A poem inspired by the writings of H.P.Lovecraft.

REVULSION,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A very early poem (as you can tell), written when I was...

THE CREEPER,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
Related to poems "The Shadowy Creeper," "The Reaper," and...

CRIES OF AGONY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A horror poem with tanka verses.

THE MADMAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A creepy poem from the 1980s about, a madman!

THE CREATURE IN THE PARK

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
Science-horror poem.

THE LIVING CITY,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A poem about a living city.

ROBOTOID

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
As the title suggests a poem about a robotoid, something...

HELL FROZEN OVER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A poem about a slightly different view of a wintery Hell.

THE HUNTER READYING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A sequel to my poem The Hunter.

CHILD-ABUSING PERVERTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
About the evils of politically correct mind control,...

BOOK BURNING,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
About the evils of political correctness in Australia -...

THE COLD WINDS OF CHANGE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
About the evils of political correctness - virtually a...

WHAT IF SOMEONE CALLED A WAR & NO-ONE TURNED UP?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
Well we can hope. But unfortunately people allow...

WHO WILL FIGHT NOW THE YOUNG HAVE SOLD OUT?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
From the 1930 to the 1980s the young were the most...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 (A JUSTIFIABLE ACT OF RETALIATION)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
Since 1948, America’s world policy has been a...

WHERE IS BOB DYLAN (WHEN WE NEED HIM NOW)?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
A simple question. In the 1960s and 1970s freedom...

TAMIL TIGERS OR FREEDOM FIGHTERS?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 3, 2011
Over a couple of decades at least the Sri Lankan...

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI!

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
About the life and ironic death of Iran's first and most...

THE TAXMAN COMETH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
If you're lucky enough not to have lived in Victoria...

LET SLEEPING DRAGONS LIE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
The last of my 7 dragon poems.

HORROR IN THE BURIAL GROUND

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
A vampire poem.

INTO THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
A new twist on an old legend.

MOLTEN FIRE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
About a week I spent in hospital in late 2007, getting...

LAZY, LAZY CYBER KIDS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
As a school kid I had to spend endless hours poring...

PIRACY ON THE LOW SEAS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
About the piracy of the new AFL club being allowed to put...

TREVOR TAAFE AND I

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
About a crook named Trevor Taafe trading openly on eBay.

FIERCE DRAGONS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
To make a change from my political poems, here is the 6th...

POLICE STATE OF THE NATION

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
Another poem about the regime of that monstrous madman...

RUDD THE DUD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
About Australia's most inane prime minister, Kevin Rudd...

CIRCULAR LOGIC,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
A pop star turned politician this freak should have...

VICTORIA ... ON THE MOVE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
Under Jeff Kennett's regime Victoria's state motto was...

(WILL THERE BE) FREEDOM FOR TIBET (?)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
When will justice prevail and Tibet get self rule?

THE BUSH ERROR

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
About the most evil man of the 21st century, George W....

9/12

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
On 9/11 2001 two planes crashed into the world trade...

BEIJING 2008

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Feb 1, 2011
The tanks were coming down the road To stop a freedom...

THE STATE OF DESPAIR

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
A poem about the horrors of living in Victoria under the...

ALIEN IN AN ALIEN WORLD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
A science fiction poem.

THE REAPER,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
Horror poem based loosely upon the Grim Reaper legend.

DRAGONS LURKING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
The 5th of my 7 Dragon poems.

HAGBAGATHA

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
I made a mention of this evil woman stalking me in my...

DAY LABOURER BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
Song from the 1970s or early 1980s about the horrors of...

AERIAL TIGER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
About the horrors of drug addiction.

EVIL HARRIDAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
A true story about harassment by a senile old woman.

THE 500 PENNIES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 31, 2011
A strange but true story. Certainly t6he bit about...

BORN LOSERS,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
Don't you know that Beggars can't be choosers, Cause...

CORRUPTION IN HIGH PLACES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
About the corruption and power-mad nature of Australian...

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CAROL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
A poem about Victorian fascist tyrant Jeff Kennett who...

(A) FREE TIBET

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
A poem about the basic right of all countries to...

THE BALLAD OF JUNIOR BUSH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
Written in the early days of George W. Bush's insane regime.

THE WAR CRIMINALS (Of Zimbabwe)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
Huyman rights violations being perpetrated by Maddog...

WHEN THE DREAMER DIED

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
About the USA in the 1960s and Tibet today.

BRASILIA: THE VIGARIO GERAL MASSACRE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 30, 2011
On August 29, 1993 In the Brazilian town, Vigário...

THE DARKENING,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
Horror poem about a legend I made up.

DRAGON WORLD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
The fourth of my seven dragon verses.

THE RAPE OF DEMOCRACY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
In 2007 Australia's two main parties (Liberal and Labor)...

When the Fourth Estate Became the Fifth Column

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
Australian law requires the news media to be impartial at...

THE UNLUCKY COUNTRY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
Once known as The Lucky Country, Australia is now very...

CANBERRA TALKING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
A very early anti-fascist poem of mine from the late...

SMILING ASSASSINS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
While backbenchers in Australian politics get $131,900 a...

CHANGES TOO

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
A sequel of sorts to Changes, written 30 years after the...

CHANGES,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 29, 2011
An early existential poem from the late 1970s.

SONG OF AUSTRALIA

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 28, 2011
A song lyric from the early 1990s about the fascist state...

THE HUNTER,

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 28, 2011
Science fiction poem about a mythical hunter.

EVENING SHADOWS FALL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 28, 2011
Got the title for this horror poem from an old love song.

DRAGON LORE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 28, 2011
Another dragon poem.

BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
It’s hard to describe Jeff Kennett to anyone lucky...

DEFACTO LIFE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
Existential poem I wrote in 1979 bemoaning the fact that...

JOHN DANNO, EWANKER, AND PAYENEMY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
Poem about how I was ripped off for $4,000 by a flimflam...

REASON TO LIVE, A

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
Existential poem about life and death.

STORMS OF LIFE, The

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
Existential poem about the horrors of poverty and living...

WIPE-OUT ... SERF DAYS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
In the middle ages there was a monstrous form of slavery,...

A WEEK IN A FOOTSCRAY SWEATSHOP

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
Wrote this and the last poem after watching a documentary...

A MONTH IN A MELBOURNE SWEATSHOP

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
Wrote this and the next poem after watching a documentary...

The 11th Commandment (Thou Shalt Not Commit The Sin Of Political Correctness)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 27, 2011
No blasphemy is intended in this poem. After writing it...

THE DEATH OF MINI THE MOOCHER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
Shortish poem about the death of a cat nmy mother owned...

ELVIS AARON PRESLEY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
Song written 1978 after the tragic death of Elvis.

The Day My Sister, Cheryl, Almost Burnt Down The Myer Music Bowl

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
A humorous true incident. The Myer Music Bowl looks the...

ALL ALONE (AND LONELY TOO)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
Love and lost song from the 1970s.

AUNTY MABEL: ENERGY VAMPIRES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
An energy vampire supposedly is someone who lives by...

THE VERDILLAC

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
Brand new legend, inspired by a comment in a song by...

YOUNG LOVE: THE DEATH OF INNOCENTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
A vampire poem using tanka verses. I this these are my...

THE SHADOWY CREEPER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
A science fiction poem.

CAESAR GOES A'WANDERING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 26, 2011
Kevin Rudd officially spent nearly 3 years as Australian...

THE DYING TIME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
A bizarre theory of mine that more celebrities and...

THE HUNGRY SEA

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
A poem about the horrors of the ocean.

BURNHAM DECONNECTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
About my estate agent trying to force me to pay rent with...

CHRISTMAS CAROL BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
Song lyric from the early 1980s about a man whose wife,...

ARTIFICIAL BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
Blues song lyric from the 1970s about how phoney the...

JEFF KENNETT'S SECRET VICES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
If you did not live in Victoria during Jeff Kennett's...

THE MESSENGERS OF HELL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
A mini-epic horror verse, using haiku as verses.

ON SOME DISTANT WORLD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
a sience fiction poem inspired by Carl Sagan wonderful...

THE QUESTING BEAST

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 25, 2011
A second of nmy seven dragon poems. This one is a renge...

A WORTHLESS HERITAGE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
Black comedy poem about the over-zealousness of Heritage...

THE SWEET BYE AND BYE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
A hymn or religious song.

BRIAN NAYLOR R.I.P.

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
In 2009 Victoria was devestated by bushfires which killed...

RUNDOWN BATTERY BLUES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
Loved and lost song written late 1970s or early 1980s.

STREET FOLK

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
About living rough in winter.

THANKS FOR THE WORLD

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
In the late 1970s "Thanks For The World" was a trendy way...

ONE HOUR (CAN SEEM A LIFE TIME)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
An existential poem about the horrors of winter and the...

THE DUNBLANE HARPIES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
The true story of the Dunblane Massacre, which the press...

BANSHEE GIRLS OF TENNIS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 24, 2011
A fitting criticism of shrieking tennis women!

PICASSO, THE DYSLEXIC PAINTER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
Okay, so this is black comedy, but I stand by it....

A REASON NOT TO GIVE IN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
An early existential poem written in thge late 1970s.

MISSY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
About my beloved cat who died of cancer in July last year.

SOULS LOST IN LIFE'S STORMS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
About the hopelessness of life for the poor and unemployed.

THE MAN-GIRLS FROM BEIJING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
What can I saw, it doesn't take a genius to see...

OUTSIDE IN WINTER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
A poem about street people and the horrors on...

THE MISTS OF TIME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
From the mid to late 1970s.

LADY DIANA'S MURDER?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
Who did kill Lady Diana? The official verdict on her...

LONELY, WINTER NIGHTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
Another poem about the horrors of Melbourne's mwinter of...

THE RETURN OF CHIVALRY?

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 23, 2011
And for something different, a dragon poem, the first of...

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: THEY'VE JUST DISCOVERED OIL IN ZIMBABWE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
Redneck American insists that the “War Against...

AL QUAIDA: THE NEW BOGEYMAN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
Terrorism is a terrible thing. But sometimes we have to...

MORBID FANTASIES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
Epic horror poem using haiku for verses, written c.1984.

IN JESUS I CAN TRUST

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
A Christian poem.

THE LOST FOLK

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
About the great number of people life has past by.

MEGST: MOST EVIL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
I know it is three years since John Howard was evil...

LONG, LONELY NIGHTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
About the horrors of living alone.

FRIGID WINTER WINDS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
Another poem about the near endless winter of 2008. If...

THE FOUL UNIVERSE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
Written during one of my more cynical moments.

THE SANDS OF TIME

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
A very early poem, from the 1970s, perhaps my first porm...

THE PLIGHT OF THE LONELY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
A poem about those desperate enough for companionship to...

HELLISH WINTER NIGHTS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
Written November 2008 thgis deals with floods in...

THE STRANGE LIFE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
About the horrors of living on a pension by yourself.

THE DEATH MARCH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
Written in the late 1970s. A poem written as a letter...

THE ENDLESS WINTER 2008

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
All my poems about winter 2008 are an indication just how...

CRUEL, CRUEL WINTER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
The cruel winter of 2008 did finally end. February 2009...

2008 GIVES WAY TO 2009

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
Written January 1, 2009, this poem is about the worst...

REMINISCENCES OF THE 1990s

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
Originally titled REMINISCENCES OF THE 1970s and written...

REMINISCENCES ON DEATH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
A very early poem written in the mid 1970s. You can...

STREET PEOPLE, a dirge

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
The plight of the homeless in winter, under a heartless,...

WINTER STREETS 2008

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
Victoria had an 8-month long winter in 2008.

WANKER PRESS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
In 2009 I sent a poetry collect for consideration to a...

TO DIE WITHIN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
An old poem or mine, c.1977, about the meaning(less) of...

A STRANGE AND AWFUL YEAR

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
A poem about 2008, the worst year of my life, when I...

A TERRIBLE PRICE TO PAY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
A religious poem about gread the danger of asking for too...

THE TERRIBLE NIGHT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 20, 2011
About the horrors of living outside and the parasitic...

NOBLESSE UNOBLIGED

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
Brand new poem I just finished today (20 Jan 2011), about...

LIVING ROUGH

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
A poem about poverty in a land of great wealth.

LONELY STREET

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
Partly inspired by my favourite song: Heartbreak Hotel by...

LOST SOULS IN WINTER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
The fate of street people in an icy winter.

LIFE'S STORMS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
An existential poem about the uselessness of life.

The Insane Dream of Life and Death

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
Another existential poem about the horrors of life.

FORTY-FIVE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
In February 2009, Melbourne had it's 7 hottest days since...

I CAN NEVER BE LONELY (WITH JESUS WALKING BY MY SIDE)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
Even an existential poet can love the Lord. I am a...

ACB KOs OZ FOR ICC

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
An appropriate poem with the cricket World Cup coming up...

THE DREARY SKY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
An existential poem about the awfulness of life.

CRUEL WINTER WINDS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
A poem about the seemingly endless Melbourne winter of 2008.

ANTARCTIC WINDS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 19, 2011
Written in 2008 (mainly) when we had an eigtht-month long...

THE GREAT ESCAPE (A poem)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
One of four linked poems about my fathers madness. The...

20 YEARS IN HELL(?)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
One of four linked poems about my fathers madness. The...

THE STORY OF HELL HOUSE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
One of four linked poems about my father's madness. The...

LIFE'S TRIALS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
Existential poem about depression.

A LIFE IS LOST IN FOOTSCRAY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
I wrote this poem while suicidally depressed after having...

EVIL TIMES AT HAND

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
An esistential poem about the evil age we exist in.

DREADFUL MEMORIES

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
About life in Melbourne's west and the awfulness of memory.

MELBOURNE'S FORGOTTEN

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
About life in Melbourne's west and the failure of laissez...

THE END OF LIFE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
About life in Melbourne's west and the failure of laissez...

FOOTSCRAY'S TOWERS OF BABEL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
When I wrote this poem about 2 years ago I was talking...

Familial Juice Stew

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
time makes fools of all men And it seems of many women...

Every Silver Lining Has a Dark Cloud Behind It

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
As an existential poet, I try to be as honest as possible...

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA? NO FAIR!

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 18, 2011
In Australia the rich pay almost no taxes which is why...

ODE TO THE UNKNOWN WRITER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
The worst bit about being a failed artist (especially if...

DEATH PROVES A MAN HOPELESS (Dedicated to Herman Melville)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
Herman Melville said, "Hope proves a man deathless!" I...

THE FERAL STREETS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
About the hopelessness of life for the very poor.

THE HORRID STREETS

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
The hopelessness of life bfor street folk.

DARK FORCES CREEP

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
Based on the bedtime prayer, "As I lay me down to sleep".

DARK CLOUDS GATHERING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
A poem about depression.

CURS'ED ARE THEY ALL

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
Not all witches are fictitious. This is about a...

THE DESCENT (ALZHEIMER'S)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
A look at Alzheimer's from my mother's point of view as...

WITCHERY

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 17, 2011
One of four linked poems about my fathers madness. The...

A STRANGELY AWFUL LIFE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 16, 2011
A poem about the hopelessness of life in Melbourne's...

Horror Haiku Collection: Midnight In Hell

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 15, 2011
Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal...

Vampire Haiku Collection: Murder After Midnight

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 15, 2011
Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal...

Mainstream Haiku Collection: Communication Breakdown

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 14, 2011
For those getting sick of my Ultra-Modern Haiku, the good...

Vampire Haiku Collection: For the Blood is the Life

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 14, 2011
Ultra Modern Haiku can be adapted to any theme, unlike...

Horror & Vampire Haiku Collection: Under The Eyes of The Night

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 13, 2011
Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal...

Horror Haiku Collection: Dire Warnings of Danger

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 13, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

Horror Haiku Collection: Dawn of the Undead

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 13, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

Horror Haiku Collection: Terror Slowly Stalks

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 12, 2011
Vampire, Horror, science-fiction, mystery, romance are...

Horror Haiku Collection: The Voice of the Night

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 12, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

Horror Haiku Collection: Terror Surging Through Your System

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 11, 2011
Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal...

Horror Haiku Collection: On the Brink of Terror

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 11, 2011
Horror is not just enjoyable at Halloween. It can be...

Horror Haiku Collection: The Darkness Welcomes You

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 10, 2011
Haiku can be on any subject. Certainly there is no...

Mainstream Haiku Collection: Night Sounds Explode

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 9, 2011
Despite what many claim, haiku is not a tradition form,...

Mainstream Haiku Collection: Dreams are Doors To the Subconscious

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 9, 2011
Despite what many claim, haiku is not a tradition form,...

Horror Haiku Collection: Mysteries Of The Night

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 9, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

Horror Haiku Collection: Nightmare Journey

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 8, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

Horror Haiku Collection: The Icy Grip of Death

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 8, 2011
“This Land of Death” and “I Am Called Death” were...

Horror Haiku Collection: The Aroma of Death

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 6, 2011
Despite the false rules some people lay down, haiku can...

Horror Haiku Collection: Night's Dreadful Splendour

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 6, 2011
Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal...

Horror Haiku Collection: A Bat-Winged Figure

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 5, 2011
Horror is not just enjoyable at Halloween. It can be...

Horror Haiku Collection: The Land Of The Damned

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 5, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

Horror Haiku Collection: Lost Souls in Torment

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 4, 2011
Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal...

Horror Haiku Collection: Hunting After Twilight

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 4, 2011
Although were are well past Halloween, here are some...

Mainstream Haiku Collection: Reflexions on Life

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 4, 2011
Haiku is a modern(-ish) poetry style which has no solid...

Vampire Haiku Collection: Creatures of the Shadows

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 4, 2011
Ultra Modern Haiku can be adapted to any theme, unlike...

Vampire Haiku Collection: The Streets Run Red With Blood

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
Ultra Modern Haiku can be adapted to any theme, unlike...

Mainstream Haiku Collection: Song of the Night

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
In writing Ultra-Modern Haiku I obey few of the...

Political Haiku Collection: Always Free Speech Is Needed!

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
Many of these poems were written during the run-up to the...

Horror Haiku Collection - An Evil Presence Threatening

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
The main thing about haiku is to make a short, sharp...

Horror & SF Haiku - From Out of Space & Time

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
As long as you make a short, sharp statement with each...

JACK SMITH MEETS HEINRICH HIMMLER

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
The last of my Smith/Bennett unemployment stories.

ROSEMARY & BRIAN

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
Another of my Smith/Bennett/Mayron unemployment stories.

WORKING CLASS, STIFF!

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
Perhaps the best off my Smith/Bennett/Mayron unemployment...

LAST ACT OF BETH BENNETT

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
Another of my Smith/Bennett/Mayron unemployment stories.

CHRIS AND GABRIELLE

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
Another of my Smith/Bennett/Mayron unemployment stories.

LAST ACT OF BOB BENNETT

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
Another of my Smith/Bennett/Mayron unemployment stories.

COLLEEN BENNETT MEETS HEINRICH HIMMLER

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
Another of my Smith/Bennett/Mayron unemployment stories.

THE OTHER, a short story

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 1, 2011
Vampire story written c.1990.

THE HEAD OF DRAKULA

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 1, 2011
Vampire story I wrote in the late 1980s.

THE HAUNTING, a comedy

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 1, 2011
A comedy ghost story, inspired by writings of O.Henry.

MANZA

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Jan 1, 2011
The third of my Timbo/Manza cat comedies.

TIMBO TU

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 31, 2010
The first of two sequels to the story Timbo.

TIMBO

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 31, 2010
Comedy story based on the adventures of a cat I owned in...

MELARNY AND DANO

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 31, 2010
Humorous story about a practical joker who can't take it...

CHARLEY BARLEY

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 30, 2010
Short story about the humour of a dog named Charley Barley

A LESSON IN PAPERBOY

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 30, 2010
About the inane psuedo-English papersellers talk!

FARQUHAR AND HIS FLOWERS

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 30, 2010
Another humorous adventure based on the mad antics of my...

THE DISAPPEARING DENTURES Or MUGGALBY'S MISSING MOLARS

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 30, 2010
Based loosely upon a true incident with my father, who...

EDNA, THE ECONOMIST

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 30, 2010
Edna is a retired econimist who finds her work...

MANIFESTO FOR ACHIEVING EQUALITY OF THE SEXES

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 29, 2010
You cannot have equality for women, unless men have equal...

BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 29, 2010
Since the 1970s men have been brutalised by "Affirmative...

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL TO ENGLISH DICTIONARY

by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 29, 2010
I have been putting this dictionary together for at least...

THE ENDLESS NIGHT

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 28, 2010
About the sleep apnoea I've suffered from for over four...

DEATH IN WINTER

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 28, 2010
A true story about a man left to die by the Maribyrnong...

THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED: WHEN MY BROTHER DIED

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 28, 2010
Another true story as many of my mainstream poems are;...

THE DARK END OF KING STREET

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 28, 2010
"Never let a good deed go unpunished!" they say, and this...

CHRIST, THE LORD, IS KING

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 28, 2010
A poem about my love of Jesus; appropriate for this time...

THE AWFUL PLACE

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 28, 2010
Existential poem about the worst place in the developed...

LIVE FOR TODAY -- THERE IS NO TOMORROW

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
A brand new poem, just finished, about my belief that the...

Angel of the Apocalypse

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
More wishful thing than anything else; a poem about the...

THE 1990s

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
Reflexions about an awful decade in Australia. Note:...

Bitter Sweet Memories

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
A realisation hit me that there are no entirely happy...

THE MOURNING SONG

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
About the horrors of being poor in a fascist country like...

(It's) Afterwards

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
Written c.1979, a song about the death of Elvis Presley.

R.I.P. Rock-and-Roll (1949-1989)

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
About the death of rock-and-roll music, which died circa...

When We Were Kids

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
In defence of the Ninja Turtles, who did not drive kids...

The Unholy Brotherhood

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
A poem about Jack the Ripper. Written over 20 years ago.

When Night-Time Came to Melbourne in the Middle of the Day

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
A true story about when it suddenly became as black as...

Flemington Road, Flemington

Poem by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 27, 2010
The longest poem I have ever written, this mini-epic poem...

Manifesto On How To Fix The Australian Court System

by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 26, 2010
This manifesto was written over many years and looks at...

Encyclopaedia Of The Cthulhu Mythos And Lovecraftean Mythology

by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 26, 2010
As a lifelong H.P.Lovecraft fan I have spent 30 years...

Encyclopaedia of Music, Composers, and Dance

by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
Composed slowly over the last twenty-five years or so....

MODEL FOR A DEMOCRATIC AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
In 1999 Australia had a referendum to become a republic....

MANIFESTO ON RIGHTS FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT IN AUSTRALIA

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
The title says it all. The Australian Government is...

CANAHAN AND HIS CARS

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
Man obsessed with second-hand cars.

LOOKING FOR THE TRUE AUSTRALIAN

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
Humorous look for the fictitious "true" Australian....

THE DERELICT

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
Excerpted from a longer short story which no longer...

Can The Symantec Virus be Removed From Your System?

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 24, 2010
I like at one of the worst viruses on the internet and...

KOLA, THE BEAR

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
One of a number of slightly cute comedies I wrote in the...

THE FORCE FIELD OF INCOMPETENCY THAT THE BOOK PUBLISHING INDUSTRY HAS ERECTED AROUND ITSELF

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
My intention in writing this essay is not just to let off...

WHY DON'T YOU GET A JOB?

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
Out of order; this is the story where Jack Smith gets...

THE BUNKER

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
Jack Smith learns some harsh realities when applying for...

THE DOLE FOR JACK SMITH

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
The latest Chris Smith/Jack Smith Story. Jack has to...

DERO-MAGNETISM (JACK SMITH AND THE WINO)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
The latest Smith/Unemployment story. This time a satire.

THE LINE UP

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
Another comedy mystery/cop story.

THE FOURTH NIGHT

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
A comedy mystery written c.1980.

THE WRONG PERSON

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 23, 2010
Very much a "what if" story, concerning mob wars.

TARA WESTON'S GUARDIAN, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
Richie Travers is a world-class burglar who breaks into...

KANGAROO RANGE, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
Written in the early days of kangaroo meat farming....

ADVENTURE OF THE RIGHT-HAND GLOVE, Part One

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
Mystery featuring Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle is...

THE SMOKER'S COUGH

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
The 7th Chris Smith story. Chris has got a job in a...

SWEET FA

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
Sixth Chris Smith story. Chris gets dumped because he...

CHRIS SMITH MEETS HEINRICH HIMMLER

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
Fifth Chris Smith story. In this story he meets his main...

NORMA GOES TO T.A.F.E.

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 21, 2010
The fourth in my Smith/Mayron/Bennett/Unemploment series....

The Fatal Flaw Behind Fatalism

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
Examining the flawed doctrine of Fatalism, a doctrine of...

The Scariest Horror Stories of All Time

Essay by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
A look at some of the scariest truw horror stories.

THE HANNAN STREET HORROR

by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
Another true ghost story. This time partly my own...

THE WERRIBEE MILKMAN

by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
This is a true ghost story, told to me 40 years ago by my...

A BLACK WOLF

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
Originally I wrote this as a werewolf story, before...

CHRIS SMITH MEETS THE MANGLER

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
Second of my unemployment stories, based in my own...

SACK BOSSES! NOT WORKERS!

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 20, 2010
The first of nearly 20 short stories I wrote about life...

ROOM 408

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
Haunted hotel story about a cannibal ghost.

THE GREEN BUS

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
Written in the early 1980s, this is a story within a...

ENOUGH EXCITEMENT TO LAST A LIFETIME

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
A millionaire playboy complains he can't get any...

TERROR MART: THE DEMONS OF THE DARKNESS

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
My first story in 9½ years, written November 2009. Four...

WHITE DEATH (CHIONIS ALBA)

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
Antarctic terror inspired by H.P.Lovecraft. Originally...

THE CRYSTAL FROM OUT OF SPACE

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
When a living crystal crashes into a lake and starts to...

RED RATTLER TO SPENCER STREET

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 19, 2010
Man surprised to see an ancient train pull up gets on,...

The Kleptomaniac

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 18, 2010
Inspire (if that's the word) by an insident in 1986 when...

THE DEATH OF INNOCENTS

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 18, 2010
A ghost story about a haunted bus. I wrote this in June...

Down On the Thames

Short Story by Philip Roberts
Posted: Dec 18, 2010
horror story set in Sherlock Holmes London. A man is...



I turned 57 on January 31, 2014.   I wrote fiction and poetry from February 1970 to April 2000, when personal problems and health kept me from writing.  In 2003 I started writing poetry again, and November 2009 I wrote my first short story since April 2000.   I am politically an anti-fascist -- which means I am opposed to most major political parties in the world.   I write SF, fantasy, horror, mainstream (largely about the plight of the unemployed), and sometimes mystery. 

My latest story is a SF/horror novelette, "The Green Man" written Late 2012.  Since 2012 I have only written Essays, Verse, and a few articles!

Never stop writing!   And never listen to anyone who says you have no talent.   Remember, "Those who can, do.   Those who can't criticise!"

All the best!  

 

 

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