Category: Poetry

The ones I rarely talk of

Teaching has a heavy toll It’s one I rarely speak of. It’s not the tiredness It’s not the work load It’s certainly not my colleagues.   Teaching has a heavy toll It’s hidden behind our smiles It’s deep within our hearts Touching us deep…

Marry Juana

I supervised a class today They were such delightful students. All had smiles and welcome grins All had some correct equipment.   We started off our lesson fine Some writing, they had to do We then discussed the topic Good decision making.   “You…

A holiday night

It’s 8:24pm On a week day holiday night I’m tucked up in my newly made bed Sore feet resting up for tomorrow’s plight. They’ve been sore for a good three weeks now And they will for another few days delight With their pain and…

Wonder

Why do I work all day Family in the afternoon Study for 3 hours each night? Turn out the light exhausted And promptly drift to sleep? I wonder why each night As I set up for my effort Dragging my tired brain Logging on…

She is burning

Queensland, She is burning Both on the ground and in the air. 100 plus bush fires devouring Any grass tree or gum in their paths. Up and down the coast line From Brisbane down south, To way north of Cairns, Smoke haze fills the…

Nippers

We have this thing in Aus, This thing that we call Nippers And every Sunday for 6 months The beaches are crowded Aged from ankle biting To teenage sauve and sophisticated These fluro pink vested kids Jump up and run for Flags They sprint…

Tempers

The wind Strong, From the west Dust and heat It carries. Flares tempers At the end of year Many changes Fast approaching Comfort Pushed Out the door New comforts Yet to find Busy Pressure Mounts Students erupt Feeding off tension Or just tired. 3…

End of a school year

It’s rocking on to end of year We’re all getting a little tired The aches and pains are catching up The marking pile grows higher The last competition of the year Awards nights, arts, sports and academic The year 12 students are almost out…

My Doc

I really like my doctor Her acent is devine She used to be not busy Now to see her there is a line.

Drained

I have wonderful friends They are bright and kind and cheerful Spending time with them Makes my dramas fade away It is always fanastic To catch up with distant folk The ones that mean so much to me That tolerate my remotes I can…

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