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Writers Prompts 2/4/20

Australia Going Viral (was, Plus Ça Change) You can hear the rumpus rumbling all the way from aisle four where some heavyweight contenders are arguing the score. The champ has got a trolley full, her challenger sod all. They're going at it t...
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THE BUM-PAPER DEBACLE. (Prompts to 2/4/20)

THE BUM-PAPER DEBACLE. All the humble toilet rolls have been sold out in a blink, whoever would have thought that this outcome would cause a stink. Coronavirus, Covid-19, sometimes called Kung-Flu, has triggered panic buying of bum-paper ...
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SOME AUSTRALIANS DISAPPOINT

Some Australians disappoint! Who could have seen this coming, that a virus would take toll! and cause a rush on shops, to buy the humble toilet roll. There may-be danger out there now, but do we need do this, it’s not the Aussie way; let’s give...
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Writers Prompts to 2/4/20

It's time to give Harry a bit of help and also to see if we can prod a bit of life back into the forum. You know the rules use any or all the prompts to write your homework poem. Prompts THE HUMBLE TOILET ROLL DANGEROUS TIMES SELF ISOLATIO...
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The Dunny Roll Crisis....

Saw this on the ABC site. Too good not to include here for posterity. I have no doubt it will pop up at a recital somewhere. The Ballad of the Dunny Roll - Sammy J Cheers, Ric...
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BEER AND FOOTBALL.

BEER AND FOOTBALL. Well, It’s Friday night again, and the TV’s blaring loud, a single tossed coin rises to the roaring of the crowd. The landing spin decides direction that each team will kick, while a die-hard fan is certain their team can do ...
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Another question to the Guru's

The APBA site has been mentioned a few times in this forum so I decided to take a look. There is a link to winners of Bush Poetry events over the last umpty years so I did some research. 224 winning entries. 54 winning entrants. 6 poets took away 11...
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THE FAIR DINKUM AUSSIE.

It’s Australia Day, so I thought I’d post something a little patriotic. THE FAIR DINKUM AUSSIE. When you’re a dinkum Aussie you hold a special feel inside, and nothing on the face of Earth, can change that Aussie pride. The real spirit...
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The Butcherbirds Song

Still filing and came across this one again - with so many bad things happening in the world today, like the sad story in Bob's Post - hopefully It might help to brighten things up a bit. THE BUTCHERBIRDS SONG Away in the distance I hear the ...
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Prompts 18/1/2020 'Then And Now'

THEN AND NOW As another new year rolls on by with hopes of better things, for the world is still in turmoil with the hopelessness that brings. Wildfires ravage all the countryside along with summer heat, there’s no wonder that right now, an ice-c...
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A PRISONER'S LAMENT.

This describes what it might be like being incarcerated. It’s taken from various experiences of prisoners. A PRISONER’S LAMENT. It's a bitter day of sorrow when you drink the cup of shame. You get branded with a number, and you’re forced...
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THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS.

Merry Christmas to all members and guests. This is a poem that I wrote about a year ago, it is still appropriate for 2019. THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS Festive seasons do come and go, In summer heat, or winter snow. But peals of Christmas Bells t...
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terry's challenge 2

My neighbours are the ones from Hell and in this summer heat, I’m hoping a wildfire comes along, wipes them from our street. Just a forlorn new years hope, dreams over an ice cold beer I’d like to be the way we were, our street was filled with che...
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Thanks Terry. Was missing Harry's challenges

The summer heat was scorching, the wildfire ringed the town, The Firies couldn’t help us, the day the house burnt down. Xmas in the past was good but this year held no cheer, Didn’t even have a fridge so nary an ice cold beer. We will rebuild th...
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Writers Prompts to 18/1/20

Giving Harry a bit of a rest Here are a few prompts - see what you can make of these. Cheers Terry New Year Hope Christmas in the past Wildfire Summer Heat The Day the house burnt down An Ice cold Beer The way we were...
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Response to Bob's poem

THE RECITAL I had written me some poems, for it’s something I can do Not something I do often but I’ve written me a few I showed them to some friends of mine who said they were pretty good And sending them to a bush poetry comp was something th...
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I Forget

I Forget This world can be a frightening place , from pain there's no relief I watch the news each evening and it can fill your life with grief Carnage on our highways, the ravages of war Sometimes I have to wonder mate ,what are they fighting ...
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My Vow

This poem is about how a father or mother may feel returning from the Middle Eastern war (or any war). My ex-husband was a Sailor who was called to arms in 2004. He trained Iraqi troops at sea, and also fought on land, based in Um Qsar. Originally, I...
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Adverts

Where are all these adds coming from ? has the site been hacked or are they approved by the moderators ?...
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We Were Soldiers Once

Written by Chris Ivins, 29 August 2019 I've been writing poetry for many years, and have published some online. I have two poems about to be published; one in a book due at the end of 2019, and another in a magazine due in February 2020. I write a...
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