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A LIFE IS LOST IN FOOTSCRAY

By Philip Roberts

I wrote this poem while suicidally depressed after having $4000 scammed off my by an American "vendor" named John Danno.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 33 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: depression, suicide, stress, hopelessness, helplessness, failure, despair

EVIL TIMES AT HAND

By Philip Roberts

An esistential poem about the evil age we exist in.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 29 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, hopelessness, helplessness, existentialism, fatalism, despair, the, 2000s

DREADFUL MEMORIES

By Philip Roberts

About life in Melbourne's west and the awfulness of memory.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 33 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, alzheimer’s, hopelessness, helplessness, failure, pointlessness, melbourne’s, west

MELBOURNE'S FORGOTTEN

By Philip Roberts

About life in Melbourne's west and the failure of laissez faire fascism.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 21 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, laissez, faire, fascism, hopelessness, helplessness, failure, pointlessness, melbourne’s, west

THE END OF LIFE

By Philip Roberts

About life in Melbourne's west and the failure of laissez faire fascism.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 20 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, laissez, faire, fascism, hopelessness, helplessness, failure, pointlessness, melbourne’s, west

FOOTSCRAY'S TOWERS OF BABEL

By Philip Roberts

When I wrote this poem about 2 years ago I was talking about one ugly concrete tower built in the centre of Footscray. Since 2 more have sprung up, with 3 more (at least) in the planning stage.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, ugly, architecture, ugly, buildings

Familial Juice Stew

By Philip Roberts

time makes fools of all men And it seems of many women too

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 30 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: family, funerals, mainstream, poetry, literary, poetry, friendship

Every Silver Lining Has A Dark Cloud Behind It

By Philip Roberts

As an existential poet, I try to be as honest as possible in assessing the merits of the world inj which we live in the twenty-first century.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 39 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, australian, fascism, poor, needy, rich, gready, hopelessness, helplessness, fascism

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA? NO FAIR!

By Philip Roberts

In Australia the rich pay almost no taxes which is why the poor live in the streets!

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, australian, fascism, poor, needy, rich, gready, hopelessness, helplessness, fascism

ODE TO THE UNKNOWN WRITER

By Philip Roberts

The worst bit about being a failed artist (especially if you believe you are a talented one) is that no-one in your family ever supports you. Instead they taunt you, torment you for decades, demanding to know when you will, "Give up this foolishness and get a real job!"

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 46 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, futility, failure

DEATH PROVES A MAN HOPELESS (Dedicated To Herman Melville)

By Philip Roberts

Herman Melville said, "Hope proves a man deathless!" I tend to think hge got it the wrong way round.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, futility, street, people

THE FERAL STREETS

By Philip Roberts

About the hopelessness of life for the very poor.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 25 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, futility, street, people

THE HORRID STREETS

By Philip Roberts

The hopelessness of life bfor street folk.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 22 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, futility

DARK FORCES CREEP

By Philip Roberts

Based on the bedtime prayer, "As I lay me down to sleep".

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 33 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, futility

DARK CLOUDS GATHERING

By Philip Roberts

A poem about depression.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 58 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, mainstream, poetry, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, futility


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