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THE AWFUL PLACE

By Philip Roberts

Existential poem about the worst place in the developed world: West Footscray, a suburb of Melbourne.

Poetry | Updated Dec 28, 2010 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poverty, unemployment, injustice, australian, fascism, street, people, despair, depression, hopelessness, helplessness

LIVE FOR TODAY -- THERE IS NO TOMORROW

By Philip Roberts

A brand new poem, just finished, about my belief that the future does not exist!

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 63 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poetry, verse, existentialism, moody, poetry, hopelessness, of, life

Angel Of The Apocalypse

By Philip Roberts

More wishful thing than anything else; a poem about the fascist elite finally being brought to justice.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 75 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: poetry, verse, religion, religious, poetry, anti-fascist, poetry

THE 1990s

By Philip Roberts

Reflexions about an awful decade in Australia. Note: “Bludgers” is an Aussie word invented by former Aussie Prime Minister Malcom Fraser as a means of tormenting the unemployed and people on welfare. "Stagflation" is when inflation & unemployment are both high.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: 1990s, poetry, verse, poverty, australian, fascism, unemployment

Bitter Sweet Memories

By Philip Roberts

A realisation hit me that there are no entirely happy memories. All memories bring some sadness, if only at the fact that the good times we remember are now past. This is an attempt at a renge-style poem.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 93 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poetry, verse, japanese, poetry, forms, renge, poetry, eastern, poetry

THE MOURNING SONG

By Philip Roberts

About the horrors of being poor in a fascist country like Australia. Written c.1980, but nothing has improved in the 30 years since then.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 32 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poetry, verse, poverty, working, classes, australian, fascism, corrupt, politicians, canberra

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

By Philip Roberts

About the death of rock-and-roll music, which died circa 1989.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 29 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poetry, verse, mainstream, poetry, rock-and-roll, music, elvis, presley, stick, mcghee, chuck, berry

When We Were Kids

By Philip Roberts

In defence of the Ninja Turtles, who did not drive kids to playing in sewer pipes. It is governments who refuse to tax the rich who force kids to play in the sewers.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: ninja, turtles, mainstream, poetry, poetry, verse, poverty, fascist, government

When Night-Time Came To Melbourne In The Middle Of The Day

By Philip Roberts

A true story about when it suddenly became as black as night in Melbourne one afternoon.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 27 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poetry, verse, true, life, poetry, melbourne, non-fiction

Flemington Road, Flemington

By Philip Roberts

The longest poem I have ever written, this mini-epic poem (120 verses) covers 5 years of my life, which I largely spent in the Royal Children's Hospital, suffering from kidney illness. From age 3 to age 8 (1960-1965)

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: poetry, verse, auto-biography, mainstream, poetry, epic, poetry, true, life, poetry

The Mya Fire. by Ln Johnson

The Mya Fire.

By Ln Johnson

A Girl leaves her little sister home alone.

Poetry | Updated Dec 18, 2010 | Reads: 36 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 2
Tags: fire, sister, rescue, death

You Could Have. by Ln Johnson

You Could Have.

By Ln Johnson

Someone could have done something to stop her.

Poetry | Updated Dec 16, 2010 | Reads: 41 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: suicide, could, have, you

Un. Noticed. by Ln Johnson

Un. Noticed.

By Ln Johnson

Being Un noticed could be Hell.

Poetry | Updated Dec 16, 2010 | Reads: 54 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: suicide, lonely, teenage

Perfection. by Ln Johnson

Perfection.

By Ln Johnson

No one is perfect.

Poetry | Updated Dec 16, 2010 | Reads: 54 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: perfection, teenage, suicide, girl

You Left. by Ln Johnson

You Left.

By Ln Johnson

A girl wonders when, exactly, the forever she was promised ended.

Poetry | Updated Dec 16, 2010 | Reads: 41 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: love, hurt, forever, end, teenage


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