All posts for the topic: Poems

Dear stranger

Est Reading Time: 2 min Dear stranger or acquaintance I have a thing to ask It’s not a great big burden It’s just an easy task But I would like to like you And that could well require Not knowing your opinion On topics of some ire Your thoughts on Chelsea Manning Are brilliant, I’m sure You wade through such tough topics With logic bright and pure But if you share that logic With me then I will frown And then my thoughts about you Can go nowhere but down So please please please don’t tell me About Manning’s name change Don’t ask don’t tell […]

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Travel Pros and Cons

Est Reading Time: 1 min [The Central Asia wrapup post prompted me to attempt to say the same thing in verse.] I hate the ramblings of Those trendy travelling wankers At home their life’s a bore They’re lawyers, tradies, bankers Yet get them overseas Especially to places That they think are obscure They’ll never shut their faces “They’re friendly over there Despite them being so poor I loved their toothless smiles As they fished on the shore” “We had a cultural show They held a tribal dance Us Westerners aren’t free It’s boring wearing pants!” “We visited some orphans For one afternoon’s laze I’m SO […]

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From Time to Time

Est Reading Time: 2 min Inspired by a True StoryTM of a certain playwright calling in to a certain reactionary talkback radio station. “What happened to a woman’s voice?” The caller said unto the host, “Your airwaves are chock full of men In this you’re even worse than most!” “Well sure, we have male hosts all week But still, out with your commie slime For we already do our bit — We’ve women on from time to time!” I think that gays have too much rights All they have done is moaned and whined But that’s ok — a gay man does My hair when […]

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Your Hands Are Full of Blood

Est Reading Time: 1 min I turned the hot knob down And shivered from the cold The daily shower is A ritual I hold I fastened on my belt And tied my pants up tight I cursed my sinful ways That daily do I fight For each time I engage In this vile, heinous sin The Big Man shoots a pup And puts it in a bin And then of course there is The roasting in the fire Which I aim to avoid Through harnessing desire Which I siezed by the reigns For my soul has=th free will! But that’s not all I siezed And […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Est Reading Time: 1 min The tears they rolled onto the freezing grass They melted all the snowflakes like a fountain Who would have thought such shame would come to pass? Such sorrow at the foothills of the mountain? It’s gone! It’s gone! They took the very thing That did define the self-worth of the creature Without it, its no longer looked the king Of special beasts, of ones with wond’rous features And yet the poacher did not care for this When he his evil handsaw chose to brandish The beast could freeze, it mattered not a piss The poacher’s plans –alas — were more […]

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The Tale of the Pastor and the Potato

Est Reading Time: 1 min [Inspired by a story that went viral in Mar 2012] I put my sermon down The time came for a break I needed a respite To give my mind a shake In order to return To preaching about Christ My batteries recharged And mind with new-born feist I had some fine new blinds To put up in that time I took them in my hand I got a chair to climb The day was mighty hot To cope with this I chose To cool my body down By taking off my clothes So here I was that day Stretched out […]

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