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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

CURS'ED ARE THEY ALL

By Philip Roberts

Not all witches are fictitious. This is about a witch-hunt conducted on Australian TV less than a year ago.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: witch, hunters, fascism, democracy, persecution, victimisation

THE DESCENT (ALZHEIMER'S)

By Philip Roberts

A look at Alzheimer's from my mother's point of view as she was rapidly losing her faculties.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: alzheimer's, literary, poetry, true, life, poetry, verse, mental, illness

WITCHERY

By Philip Roberts

Unless you have lived under the thumb of a violent madman for a decade you cannot possibly understand this poem.

Poetry | Updated Jan 17, 2011 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: literary, poetry, true, life, horror, psychological, horror, abuse, torment, torture, terror, madness, hopelessness, helplessness, madhouse, fear, despair

2.27.2004

By Morgan Finlay

become what you think

Poetry | Updated Jan 16, 2011 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: morgan, finlay, become, think

4.20.2004

By Morgan Finlay

the flavour of attainability

Poetry | Updated Jan 16, 2011 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: morgan, finlay, flavour, attainability

4.15.2004

By Morgan Finlay

circles appear

Poetry | Updated Jan 16, 2011 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: morgan, finlay, circles, appear

4.10.2004

By Morgan Finlay

drivers needed

Poetry | Updated Jan 16, 2011 | Reads: 19 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: morgan, finlay, drivers, needed


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