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A BIG NIGHT OUT. (Stolen prompts from ABPA site.)

Stolen prompts from the ABPA site, and hoping they don't mind this short use of them. Bacon bones Bed socks Scotch with ginger wine. Garlic bread Fog lights A BIG NIGHT OUT. Oh my, it’s been a long night sippi...
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LIVING THE DREAM.

This poem was posted on the old site. To me it's more relevant than ever. Living The Dream. As the twilight years encroach, the once sharp senses dim and wane. Loss of sight and sound approach, and weary joints move slow with pain. Youthf...
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Latest effort. Comments appreciated.

My latest effort. Comments appreciated. Waiting for the Rain I lead them slowly thru the gate, then further on to drink, I give them time to settle down, scarce fodder here I think. Tomorrow off the truck I'll drop, bales of sorghum stubble, ...
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The Changing of the Guard

This Is The poem I mentioned to Ross. THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD It seems I am a stranger too, throughout this land I thought I knew, I’m banished from this place I love; told by the Cocky to move on. With heavy heart I’ve started back along ...
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THE WAY WE WERE

THE WAY WE WERE homework 1/7/2019 to 21/7/2019 I look around with sadness now - for all that’s left to see, are lonely empty streets these days, just staring back at me. Yet in my mind I still recall each street and shady Tree now little’s lef...
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writers prompts - the way we were

RAISING KIDS For those of you round my age, or perhaps a little bit more Your lives have taken many paths, seen inventions by the score When we all were children, today's little pleasures weren’t there But then we were far too busy to really ev...
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FINDING HAPPINESS. (July 1st 2019 Prompts.)

We cant always be happy, but I keep working at it, and do consider myself to be a very happy person. If I were a dog, my tail would wag with regularity. FINDING HAPPINESS. Motor-cyclists show they’re happy, by having insects on their teeth....
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Writers Prompts 1/7 to 21/7/19

July Prompts – Bush Verse I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HARRY SO HERE GOES - Terry Beneath a waning moon The distant tramp of feet The way we were A town that used to be the lonely empty streets If only Go for it my friends see what yo...
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A Chrstmas Puding Tragic

A Christmas Pudding Tragic You can have your ham or turkey – even seafood if you wish; Christmas pudding still remains, my all time favoured Festive dish. Homemade many months before to guarantee it’s at its best, then you serve it up with ice...
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WALLY WALDRON. (Update.)

This is just a little bit of light-hearted nonsense that sprang to mind while in a waiting room. WALLY WALDRON. His name is Wally Waldron and this chap is far from bright. I’ll give you a sample of what he did the other night. He was feeling ...
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Praying For Rain

PRAYING FOR RAIN Hopeful eyes perused dark clouds now as they gathered in the west, could this break the drought at last; or just a drop or two at best? Distant claps of thunder saw our hopes begin to rise once more, Yet we all still hold our b...
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Homework...Drought

THE DROUGHT I locked the door for the very last time And not once did I look back At the homestead, gardens, livestock pens Or my great, great grandfathers shack Four generations had lived here now Had toiled to dusk from dawn My grandfather...
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State of Origin 2019

State Of Origin Game one 2019 Blow By Blow The battle lines were set in stone Both teams had come to play. The speed and passion showing through for there is no other way. Tedesco proved he was the danger as he missed a Cleary kick. Bu...
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Annette

This is the poem mentioned on the homework page - Terry Annette Could it be so long ago? - Yet still it lingers in my mind; surely for the briefest moment then, the stars had all aligned. I can see it as it was that night, for how could I for...
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WRITERS PROMPTS. (From 5/06/2019 to 26/06/2019)

Homework challenges have not been put up for sometime now and was hoping our fellow poets may be interested in participating. The prompts are: Face of fear. Wide grin. To be rejected. Dark grey clouds. Hopeful eyes. Put your woes to bed. Dis...
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A RENEWED FORMOSA. (Prompts 5/6/19 to 26/6/19)

A RENEWED FORMOSA. He stood alone dejected on his bare crop rejected from any lonely drops of needed rain. The harvest he wished to reap - came to nothing there to keep, just parched earth and dust devils to remain. Tears welled in his hope...
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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home I was sitting with the Missus when the thought first crossed my mind, that there’s nothing quite as peaceful that a bloke like me could find. No, this place is not palatial with a golden painted dome, just a simple house and gar...
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This Months Topic

Summer in Australia...
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No Access to the Old Forum?

I feel the current loss of access to the old forum is really hurting us now. Many people used to like to come to this forum just to read poetry from past years - a bit like a library I suppose you'd say. They didn't actually post things, They just ...
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The Prospector

THE PROSPECTOR He was old, he was grubby but his grin was quite wide As he moved up to the bar and stood right by my side “I found Lasseter’s reef” he said ‘Gold by the ton” I settled in to listen thinking this’ll be fun Now I’ve read...
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