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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

THE STORY OF HELL HOUSE

By Philip Roberts

One of four linked poems about my father's madness. The other three are: 20 Years in Hell, The Great Escape, and Witchery. Witchery is the best, but hardest to understand of the four.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 32 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, true, life, horror, psychological, horror, abuse, torment, torture, terror, madness, hopelessness, helplessness, madhouse, fear, despair

LIFE'S TRIALS

By Philip Roberts

Existential poem about depression.

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2011 | Reads: 112 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: depression, grief, hopelessness, helplessness, despair, awful, life

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


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