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THE TERRIBLE NIGHT

By Philip Roberts

About the horrors of living outside and the parasitic nature of the rich.

Poetry | Updated Jan 20, 2011 | Reads: 27 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, australian, fascism, noblesse, oblige, despair, homelessness, hopelessness, helplessness, street, people

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Black Rose By Lucy Sahara

By Lucy Sahara Xoxoxo

The black rose symbolizes death and sorrow, but most of all black magic. Her love is like a balck rose, it is nothing all of these combined.

Poetry | Updated Jan 20, 2011 | Reads: 80 | Comments: 8 | Likes: 4
Tags: black, rose///poetry///

NOBLESSE UNOBLIGED

By Philip Roberts

Brand new poem I just finished today (20 Jan 2011), about the evils of not taxing the rich.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 32 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: noblesse, oblige, poverty, helplessness, homelessness, hopelessness, despair, failure, australian, fascism, john, howard, liberal, party

LIVING ROUGH

By Philip Roberts

A poem about poverty in a land of great wealth.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, despair, street, people, helplessness, homelessness, hopelessness, failure., noblesse, obligue.

LONELY STREET

By Philip Roberts

Partly inspired by my favourite song: Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 39 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: loneliness, hopelessness, helplessness, despair, failure, misery, mainstream, poetry, literary, poetry

LOST SOULS IN WINTER

By Philip Roberts

The fate of street people in an icy winter.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 25 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, homelessness, hopelessness, helplessness, despair, street, people, australian, fascism

LIFE'S STORMS

By Philip Roberts

An existential poem about the uselessness of life.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 22 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: existential, poetry, uselessness, hopelessness, helplessness, despair, poverty

The Insane Dream Of Life And Death

By Philip Roberts

Another existential poem about the horrors of life.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 36 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: existential, poetry, poverty, failure, despair, hopelessness, helplessness

FORTY-FIVE

By Philip Roberts

In February 2009, Melbourne had it's 7 hottest days since recording keeping started in 1855. It peaked at 47.2 Degrees Celsius (117 Deg Fahrenheit). Most of that month was 100+ Fahrenheit. We rarely get past 90 Fahrenheit in Melbourne.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 65 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: summer, heatwave, 2009, summer, 2009, dehydration, unbearable, heat

THE DREARY SKY

By Philip Roberts

An existential poem about the awfulness of life.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 103 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: poverty, despair, grief, hopelessness, helplessness, antarctic, winds

CRUEL WINTER WINDS

By Philip Roberts

A poem about the seemingly endless Melbourne winter of 2008.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 42 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, despair, grief, hopelessness, helplessness, antarctic, winds

ANTARCTIC WINDS

By Philip Roberts

Written in 2008 (mainly) when we had an eigtht-month long winter in Melbourne.

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: melbourne, antarctic, cold, street, people, despair, poverty, hopelessness, helplessness

Calendar A Poem

By Ndrek Gjini

What about the old calendar using the moon as a sign

Poetry | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: adult

THE GREAT ESCAPE (A Poem)

By Philip Roberts

One of four linked poems about my fathers madness. The other three are: Witchery, 20 Years in Hell, and The Story of Hell House. The correct order of the four is Witchery is 20 Years in Hell, and The Story of Hell House, The Great Escape, and Witchery.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 33 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, true, life, horror, psychological, horror, abuse, torment, torture, terror, madness, hopelessness, helplessness, madhouse, fear, despair

20 YEARS IN HELL(?)

By Philip Roberts

One of four linked poems about my fathers madness. The other three are: Witchery, The Great Escape, and The Story of Hell House. Witchery is the best, but hardest to understand of the four.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 25 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, true, life, horror, psychological, horror, abuse, torment, torture, terror, madness, hopelessness, helplessness, madhouse, fear, despair


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