Category: Poetry

Do not blame your kids

Some parents should be shot. I know that’s rather blunt But if you don’t want your kids Use contraceptives or just don’t. I know mistakes are made I know things aren’t always planned But do not blame your kids When things years ago got…

Summer prepping

I’m fortunate where I live That winter is not too cold For about this time every year It’s a swimming I will go. I have to get back in shape And swim some decent ks Kilometer after kilometer In winter’s cool embrace. For come…

Blobs of paint

Blobs of paint Smeared on canvas Swirled around with palette knife A swish here A flourish there Another dollop of paint Wack another canvas on top Pull it off Art is done. ©KJ Eastwick July 2019 Inspired by the work of the Australian Artist…

Scruffy Pizza

One exhausting Friday night We succumbed to take out. And as we waited our turn in line The fish shop was invaded. A father with three under four Was valiantly entertaining and educating His young mob. He’d mastered the art of distraction Taught numeracy…


Warm pavement Cold shadows Hot sun Desert Cool breezes Crisp skies Bright light Desert Clustered flowers Graceful grass stalks Bougainvilleas Desert Gorgeous sunsets Pale pink moonrise Soft dawn Desert Chirping birds Silent insects Leaping Lizards Desert Camels, cows Horses too Dingos, rats And mice…

The messy mind

My mind is rather messy Filled with thoughts of random facts A couple dozen stories fight To fit in my mind’s many gaps. My work tries to consume me And sometimes it will win No other thoughts permitted Work attempts to put them in…

Tears falling

The tears fall in brief gushes Blurring my vision Thoughts reluctantly surface I don’t want to think. The questions storm in fast-flowing eddies I write instead of getting balancing sleep. Why are my hormones playing up like a teenager’s Why can I not hold…


I had a meeting the other day Whose sole purpose was to pave the way To set the date for another one Agenda to be decided when the next was done.

Displeasing me

I live in fear Of being Me Of letting myself be Who I want to be. I live my life Through others rules I cannot do What I want to do. I cannot teach How I want to teach I cannot speak my mind….

Day One again

Every time I start a plan I plan to improve my fitness This time I’ll be better at it. I won’t do this or fall for fads I’ll simply change my diet, Add a bit of exercise An extra peice of fruit No more…

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