Category Archives: Verses

You’ll come a-courting, Matilda. . .

Back in the politically hyperactive days of 1973 there was talk of a republic, of a new flag and a new national anthem. Waltzing Matilda was a jolly song, but its lyrics lacked Gough Whitlam’s gravitas.   Anything the new government proposed was challenged … Continue reading

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Open Fire

Little fingers clasping mine; chubby kisses on the cheek. No later love can be as fine: the doubting heart will hide and seek the clay beneath the gold. Shattered, the iconoclast will thumb his nose articulately, hoping nothing’s pure innately … Continue reading

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A friend in need

A distressed soul had called to me and though I knew not how to help I made a time her plight to see. I told a friend what I would do. He’d been a help to me before, and quickly … Continue reading

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