When I stopped believing

I will not wait at the window for my father / I will not wait in the kitchen for my lover

An idiosyncrasy- raw energy

why don’t we learn from past!

A family reunion: reflections

2010-01-02 / The visitors’ centre is busy today. / Children rummage through boxes of plush toy horses. / History books line the shelv…

☼ Gray Lads ☼

She told me all that she knew of this clan she’d wed into / Recognized in me the look that history I’d ensue

Una donna in lutto (A Woman in Mourning)

Sicilia, mio cuore / Oggi non sono fiera di te. / Anche il cielo si chiude / E il vento si ferma. / La nostra storia di intimidazione. / No…

I knew you

Just one of many men of war / You continue in a way that’s / Almost ironed / You walk amongst the dying / Unconcerned / That earth w…

Teachs’ Sword

Look at my face, - / see scars of Demelt. / Enormous black beard / woven and lit by matches; / staring back at you. / Feared of reputation…

~ Dance in the Fretternear Woods ~

Rise again the day is young / and we shall dance in the Fretternear Woods

hell’s own rock (dreamscape)

o grayblock razorwired mother, / what secrets does your ancient womb sequester?

consider lascaux.

crude buffalo singing to the rough maned horse of wintertime, the sound of hooves / beating into the stone, that sweet damp perpetual night.

FAMILY HISTORY

Olden hands, open book / Flip from page to page / Familiar smile, misty eyes / Long for bygone days / Pictures old and tattered / Stagnant …

“Macushla” – Michael Collins an…

And I dreamed we danced the night away / While a tenor sang “Macushla”

Thankful eyes.

Look in my eyes / It’s no fault of my own; / I long for the love / and guidance of a mother; / the disciplined hand / and care of a f…

My National Anthem!

Happy Australia Day !! / In Joyful strains then let us sing / At the top of my very melodious voice I will always cry my pride! / Advance A…

Best Foot Forward

Whistling shells and screams of torture / Blood clott gurgles death bell tolls

~ dream bride ~

and they shall dance and cheer and make merry / as they ring the news to the world

Boy Whom I Never Knew

Your hands squeezed tightly in a bunch / Grasping the end of your sleeves

Mugabe’s Tsunami

Tsunami Wall of terror approaches / Wave after wave hits / Pouring down seas of Mugabe’s ammunition / Threatening all in his path

To the Genie of Liberty, by Jose M Heredia

Genie of Liberty, my voice implores you! / In all climates your invincible breath / scattered life and light, health and glory. / For you w…

Discovering the deep

A vast ocean / our churning seas / sit within Earth’s bowl / containing historical treasures / within murky depths / Secrets settled …

In Remembrance – Never Forget

Every pace / A moment in history / Measured in / Lives on either side / Barbaric, brutal, broken bodies / Truths untold

Regal Redgums

what’s the goss / can you hear them whispering / bending craning / trying to see

To Peace, by Jose M Heredia

Peace, adorable Peace, daughter of heaven, / Mother of venture, of tranquility and love; / Why from the sad soil filled up with bitterness …

how deep, how wide.

And the most delicate brush of a hand on a thigh felt like all white things. Winter mornings, church bells and the moon rising, always risi…

Lakes and their Elegance; Today and Tomorrow

Lakes are A Teeming Repast / Lakes Continue in their Solemness / Lakes Abound with Quiet Chances for Reflection / Lakes Seemingly Enlight…

Down the Mountain by Jose Marti (1895)

There it goes, the ignited entrails, / the moaning mass, / And colossal slave, by hard irons / By forests and crater sends itself, / But …

INK TO PAPER

Ink to paper, flowing swift / Words come into view / Delicate, or scribbling / Old words are made anew / Put in patterns, some unique / Flo…

Reflections of recent history…….

People prayed in anticipation / They feared the very worst / Listening to Mother Natures fury / Wondering if they were cursed.

~ Come Ceili ~

A Dance is not just a dance!

Simplicity

Simplicity / intrinsic / instinctive / the natural state / of you / just being you

Legacies

llama tourists / Ramasean Temples

The scenes we left behind remain

Embedded in tormented mind , / blood clogged fields, / dangling limbs – contorted. / Whistling ammunition, / gun fire resounds.

Napoleon, by Jose M Heredia

Without king nor laws, France desolate / From anarchic furor felt in the fire, Bonaparte saved it: / Flattering the glory in scepter conver…

To Fermin V. Dominguez, by Jose Marti (1895)

If in a portrait a heart could be sent, / Take my heart, and when you cry / Tears of pain, with them wet / The loyal copy of your hurting …

First Brigade- No. 113 by Jose Marti (1895)

Look at me, mother, and for your love do not cry: / If slave of my age and my doctrines, / Your martyr heart I filled with thorns, / Thin…

Of Death and Honor

Headstones crumble away to nothingness, / Losing their meaning, their purpose. / Stories of a hundred men are cracked and dying.

You come well, sea!, by Jose Marti (1895)

You come well, sea! / Standing up on the rock / I hope to you Arrogant: if my boat touches / Your voracious wave, I neither tremble, nor …

Execute

Ten heads roll from the heavy axe swing.

Too Late

My grandmother revealed / Through hidden letters and faded photographs / I never really knew her at all.

Pembrokeshire waters

Ceaseless-white-horses leap / amidst frothing tidal waves / that tumble among the dark / sentinals standing in their way / Magnetic rhyt…

Adoration

I. Your head only weighed two pounds when you died. I knew it was because your soul was weighed down by the burdens of a nation.

The tree of life

Once again, here I am, / Sitting beneath my Judas tree, / The irony is apt, / This will make me free, / I’ve spent my whole life bene…

Conscience Proper

We are no better, we are no worse

My life‘s Atlantis…

‘…the mirror of our love…’

Chains

What chains pull, lashing our minds to the past / Gone playgrounds and dusty summer days

History of War

A heartfelt vision of how the history of war has affected our humanity

A Short History of Botanical Symbiosis

Your tumbling, troubled eyes ensnare me / and rip my new dress / all to shreds.

Once upon a time, there was a bird and a bee̷…

There once was a bird, and a bee, / Not one, but two, not three, / They blurred as they buzzed underneath their sacred tree, / Chauffeured …

‘Threshold’

The line between bravery and stupidity really is absurdly marginal, and a defined sense of conviction only serves to obscure. But with the …

Dawn #2

Fal / (ter) / at the head of / momentum / in between the / lines that scar tissue; / peer into the / brick ropes holding heart-bones / whet…

Addiction

It’s nearly midnight, and you can feel the burn, / The rum is kicking in, you are beginning to learn. / You can’t escape your d…

Exiled to the scheme

I promised to my wife and children, that I would not touch another drop as long as I lived. But where are they now. / I stumble to the kitc…

World Order

Old History falls and New History reigns / a New History unbound by Old History’s chains / it breathes and it grows in this new world…

Words Breathing

Those words were / etched deep, / no doubt. / Carved through hearts / and running like / poison…

Last writ

I am wondering how I could leave my heart behind, / Then these feelings would be gone, / These thoughts would not be in my mind, / I seem t…

I miss you

As I stood alone outside your store, / I realised that you were more, / Than all the other stupid whores, / You were something akin to me, …

Addicted to Education

I pour myself a shot of English 101 and taste proper sentence structure, / feeling the sting of predicate nouns in my throat. / I chase it …

Regrets?Non, je non regrette rien.

A Quill to curb your macabre curiosity, / A scratching stylus bleeding the ink into the page, / The crimson flow, flows from artist to art,…

Gott ist tot

All hope is gone, and blood is running down the streets, / As the river rises, we are flooded by the heat, / Cowering in defeat, we struggl…

Closure

Lost in the moment, / Lost in the dream, / Surreal flights of fancy, / Where nothing is real, / And nothing is free. / I embrace the darkne…

Goodbye

From passions depths, / A succabus escaped, / From the depths of hell, / Stemmed our wicked embrace, / Blossoming with sin, / You took my h…

Wait…

The faded paper conceals broken boards of elapsed memories that were repositioned on prettier garbage.

Love’s not real

The blood drains down, / Like the devil’s rain, / We will bathe tonight, / In Heaven’s pain. / We are the haters, / Full of con…

Oil uber alles

Achtung citizens of war, / You helped build all the guns, / Those that murdered and maimed, / You bought all those bombs, / That set whole…

Nameless

The girl came fleeing from her mud-brick house, and he mowed her down with a rapid fire from his M4 carbine. / It seemed as if everything h…

History is a strange thing

That’s when I met Les Murray. / Les had a red nose and a bottle. / We recited rummy rhyme / Between shivering.

Taken too soon

A kiss from the stars, shining above, / Sprinkle down from sky, / Showering me with your love, / Is it too late to say goodbye? / I never r…

Son of God

Take my body, Take my blood, / Your cannabalism shall purge your soul. / Make me famous, make me immortal, / Eat my body, And drink my bloo…

Once I was asked why I write?

Sometimes we write, / When we are alone, / Little words, marching together, / Whilst we sit on our linguistic throne, / The sentences that …

5:40am lullabye

I haven’t had a drink in a while, / But the life that I had, turned all good dreams bad, / I’m not proud of the choices I made, / Please Lo…

Maria & the Street-Corner Abuelo.

The tarnished man’s fingers clasp / her hand like sandpaper / manacles, / tearing like the cuffs of / Campos at Ponce (he thinks), / rough …

FULL CIRCLE

History will divulge the conduct a former president’s son / If not in this life perhaps in another one.

Wahre Liebe

She loves him. Of that she is almost sure. It hurts too much for it not be love. She remembers a few lines from a long forgotten folk song;…

On my knees

Do you want to be my side, / Do you want our love to survive, / The love that we shared, / Should be spared, / From this great controversy.…

Made of Wicker

Just as the raged river storms, / My love for you was truly born / Now I must find a way, / To make you pay, / For your sins against me. / …

A feminine love story

Every rise and fall of the water / Crystalline and beautiful / Mesmerises and captivates / Any who look without purpose / To imagine how th…

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