REMINISCENCES OF THE 1990s

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Originally titled REMINISCENCES OF THE 1970s and written 1980, I heavily revised this poem in the year 200, and now regret it. The original version does not exist any longer.

Submitted: January 20, 2011

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I can hear the night around me
Hear the silence of its cry,
I can see the moon above me
Glowing amber in the night;
Yet when the new day dawns
I'll see the sun transcend the sky.

Then I turn the television on
And a commercial haunts within,
For I see a small child begging
A myriad problems worse than mine;
I see a blind man selling pencils
A Labrador sleeping at his feet.

The radio blares the Grand Final
Brisbane take the cup interstate,
And the city is silenced
By yet another Met strike;
It's been raining all summer
Melbourne is back to normal again.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts


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