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poetry 101 rehab: talk

TALK It’s cheap She promised so much The house, travel, adventure Ambition was at the core Long hours spent talking Do this, do that Go here, go there Why are you such an arsehole? Talk, intellectualising Its what you did … Continue reading

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poetry 101 rehab: rain

‘Listen to the falling rain listen to it fall’ That lyric line from my childhood Has stayed with me. I loved playing the song, I loved the rain. Though when there is too much And water starts up my backyard … Continue reading

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poetry 101 rehab: – forward

My life was as detritus Up was the only option My days wallowing in the mire Of a life that offered Constant pain and misery Had reached its lowest point. I looked at my body Wasted, scarred, A mass of … Continue reading

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poetry 101 rehab: connection – Slow Dance

This week’s prompt is: Connection Across a crowded room I see you enter You look as pleased as me to be here. It’s those eyes that first attract me They dart around the room Taking in the atmosphere. Like me … Continue reading

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Poetry 101 Rehab: Stacked

This week’s prompt is STACK The back door slams Slumped in the chair Looking morose A chair is kicked Curses are uttered A fist crashes into the table. We ask the problem You swear it wasn’t your fault The other … Continue reading

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Poetry 101 Rehab: Found

This week’s prompt: Found Shutting my eyes was so easy I thought: Why not. Block out any ambition You have lost so often That pain you can do without. So I did and wandered in my own wilderness Removed from … Continue reading

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Poetry 101 Rehab: Sleep

This week’s prompt: Sleep Some nights you are as elusive as happiness, You tease me at bedtime You say: come take me Lose your self in my arms And I fall for your lure. Then hours later I am awake … Continue reading

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Poetry 101 Rehab: Away

This week’s prompt:  Away Once a year Post Christmas We pack the car Head to the coast. It’s our getaway Our time to refresh ourselves Let go of the daily grind The get away. A few weeks of rejuvenation Where … Continue reading

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Poetry 101 Rehab: Rubbish

This week’s prompt: Rubbish Bottlesplastictoystrolleys Bagspaperbikesbottles Floatingstuckdiscarded Chokingsuckingkilling. Its what I see in my mangrove forest The tide comes in, brings in its refuse It tangles in the trees upright roots Doesn’t rot just hangs about. How hard can it … Continue reading

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