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Poem about a real incident where an elderly mother burnt herself & he retarded daughter to death for fear of daughter having to go into a home when she and her husband died! Read More
About my beloved cat who died of cancer in July last year. Read More
A very early poem, from the 1970s, perhaps my first porm where each verse is a separate haiku poem. Read More
A very early poem written in the mid 1970s. You can tell I was an existentialist even back then. Read More
Partly inspired by my favourite song: Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley. Read More
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. Read More
time makes fools of all men And it seems of many women too Read More
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!" Read More
For those getting sick of my Ultra-Modern Haiku, the good news is that this is the last of them – for now! Read More
In writing Ultra-Modern Haiku I obey few of the guidelines that others wrongly call rules. However, wherever possible I try to stick to the 5-7-5 syllable structure. Note, however, as with all poetry the final feel of the work is most important. If the 5-7-5 structure does not feel right… Read More
Another true story as many of my mainstream poems are; about the death of my beloved brother in July 1987. Read More
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. Read More
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) Read More

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