Author Archives: Ben

Poetry: Day Thirty

Deploy The mizzen mast Belay The yardarms Ahoy The crows are nesting Trim The bosun Treasure Treasure Treasure Hand me that map again I think We know which way the wind blows Cast off Your vote Counts in the long … Continue reading

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Poetry: Day 29

After the rain stops The cows raise their heads The grass is damp Drops of water dot the barbed wire fence I walk across the paddock And breathe in The smell of rain flows deep into my nostrils, into my … Continue reading

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Poetry: Day 28

Rain forms a pattern on the windows Outside, I step slowly across puddles In my pocket The note you left behind The downpour makes a noise like static

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Poetry: Day 27

When I am walking around I have to look at All the people Who aren’t you But every time I blink You are there Stamped Just behind my eyelid Always running through my mind

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Poetry: Day 26

We should be humble, not proud To be Australian How different would this country be If we valued humility Instead of pride? To acknowledge our luck And to acknowledge that It’s none of our doing We just turned up here … Continue reading

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Poetry: Day 25

Quietly We say goodbye Above us The moon smiles I can’t tell What it is thinking With that smile

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Poetry: Day 24

Politics is the burial of ambiguity And complexity Art is brushing off the sand

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Poetry: Day 23

Watching Or reading Something that moves me Sends a chill down my spine Makes me want to create Something that powerful That gives me that feeling Of just for a moment Glimpsing something real Something true So I open up … Continue reading

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Poetry: Day 22

In the quiet That echoes in this chamber After your words have left There is a gap And then some emotion comes in To fill it Happiness, love, fear or sorrow I never know which Until it hits But there … Continue reading

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Poetry: Day 21

I call in my team of experts To pore over our conversation To analyse every word Reduce every phrase to its base elements And extract any subtext I should be concerned about If they find nothing I shout at them … Continue reading

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