Poetry Blog by Don Matthews
You may think that my twaddle
Is not worth waking to
If so, OK, no matter
I write for me, not you
What shall I post this Saturday?
That's flippant, bit of fun?
Something for a chuckle
Something I've not done?
Now having set this challenge
I've damn got writer's block
Have to search my humour bank
My humour gun re-cock
Saturday 23rd March 2019 5:52 am
Where? With Whom? With What?
My mind and I are friends
Contracted for our life
To help each other through
The struggles and the strife
At times it isn't easy
At times it's rather rough
But mind and I we rise up strong
At times when things get tough
When time has come to leave
And seek another spot
My mind, will you contract again?
Where? With whom? Wi...
Friday 22nd March 2019 7:08 am
WOL's Blogslide Causing Problems
Post a poem at the top and it slowly slides down. Hence 'blogslide'
WOL's blogslide, it limits me
To one poem each day
And if I go post more than this
The previous slips away
It's causing me great problems
Why? because my mind
Won't slow down it's neural clock
New poems always finds
Can you imagine pile-up?...
Thursday 21st March 2019 7:25 am
The Age of Entitlement
We once were a fair-go society
We cared, showed others empathy
We now have become grasping and greedy
And say what is in it for me?
Privileges are now seen as entitlements
Empathy and caring have lapsed
Good manners, consideration for others
Core values have all but collapsed
Littering? - It no longer bothers us
We're entitled to ...
Wednesday 20th March 2019 8:12 am
I am hesitant to expose
my soft inner core
fearing vultures may be circling
waiting to tear me apart
But catharsis is good for the soul poet
But I want my soul left intact
- not in tatters
Don Matthews 19 March 2019
Tuesday 19th March 2019 2:52 am
I feel anxious when posting my poems
Cos they're not in WOL's normal genre
But my shadow quietly says with encouragement
Don't worry, just do it, and good onya
Don Matthews December 2018
Sunday 17th March 2019 6:05 am
It's Shit Not Shite
The accompanying pic and video clip should prove
beyond a shadow of a doubt that is is shit, not shite
I can take your jibes and jokes
About my simple writ
And lack of education
But I don't give a shit
Cos I do know enuf to know
What comes out dogs rear ends
Is called a shit and not a shite
From out this end it vends
Saturday 16th March 2019 5:56 am
This Rhyme Upsets the Rhymer – Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Robin Williams was bipolar. Bipolars oscillate from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). One can give you great creative power (mania), the other can kill (depression). Robin Williams displayed the typical symptoms of mania – rapid speech, racing thoughts.(see youtube clip) He suicided in a cycle of b...
Friday 15th March 2019 6:48 am
Adut Akech, Depression and Mental Heath
Adut Akech Adelaide model
Is the biggest fashion superstar in the world
She just turned 19 here at Christmas
And waiting for her world to unfurl
Despite the famous smile she displays
Underneath she's in pain with depression
Like Robin Williams who suicided
Let's talk mental health, learn some lessons
She'd wake up ea...
Thursday 14th March 2019 9:04 am
Sadly More Noteworthy
We're obsessed with celebrities, and relish
Nothing more than the famous when they fall
But there's something very wrong with our thinking
When there's something more important to recall
What some comedy star did in his underpants
Backstage all for sex (and we cheer)
Is sadly more noteworthy than murder
Of 200 women by domestic violence each ...
Wednesday 13th March 2019 8:07 am
At our local loo for all
There is a urinal
And just like all men's urinals
It is our dongle's pal
A sign, it is attached to wall
'Please flush' we do beseech
Another stuck right next to it says
'Help. I cannot reach'
Don Matthews August 2018
This youtube clip on urinals
Is not 'bout reaching up
But reaching out to help your mate...
Tuesday 12th March 2019 7:19 am
And The Earth Sighed....
You're breeding too fast
I can't sustain you
Try as I might
Don't know what to do
You plunder my being
Much more than you need
Show some restraint
Just stop all your greed
and the earth sighed...
You're abusing my being
Turn after turn
When will you learn?
I'm trying to provide
A place f...
Monday 11th March 2019 10:14 am
How Do I Solve This Battle?
I have this internal battle
Within me as I write
Two opposing sides
Rearing up to fight
One side wants to get some
Encouragement and praise
The other says don't matter
Write what e'er you raise
How do I solve this battle?
Within me when I write?
Satisfy opposing sides
Rearing up to fight?
Sunday 10th March 2019 5:18 am
So What Do You Want me To Write About?
So what do you want me to write about?
What are you wanting to hear?
They say I should write for myself
But for once, what would YOU like appear?
You know I use rhyme as my carrier
Of messages both humorous and sad
I use it to transport these messages
And apply it to whatever can be had
I can rhyme about war and 'bout...
Saturday 9th March 2019 6:45 am
Harrods Escalator and The Girl with Torn Jeans
This information was gleaned from a TV documentary on Harrods
Harrods was the first department store
To install escalators in UK
Customers were delighted, ecstatic
To be moved without walking each way
At the top were attendants all waiting
To lessen their psychological jolt...
Friday 8th March 2019 7:30 am
Australian Government. Tell Oil Companies GTFO Our Great Australian Bight
We've messed up the Great Barrier Reef
Now what other spot can we plunder?
Come in eco-criminals and sink your oil wells
Welcome to Australia Down Under
Our Government has smart politicians
Make the right decisions, never blunder
85% fish species found no-where else in the world
Welcome to A...
Thursday 7th March 2019 9:02 am
Our Thought and Prayers Are With You
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you”
Are wasted words, no use
When made by Trump to excuse gun violence
And the Church to excuse child sex abuse
You don't offer thoughts/prayers to victims
Of things that are within your control
Unless you're are an insincere fraudster
With no intention of achieving your goal
Wednesday 6th March 2019 6:58 am
Why Haven't We Been Invited To Our Neighbour's Sex Party?
Someone asked me if key parties were still running. Unfortunately I can't direct you to any current 'happenings' for those who may be interested. Sorry
My sweet what's all that groaning
Coming from next door?
It sounds like a sex party dear
Going at full bore
Why is it that we haven't
Yet been as...
Tuesday 5th March 2019 7:55 am
I Am No Better Than You
I am no better than you
And you are no better than me
All of us poets are equal
We simply think differently
Don Matthews March 2019
Monday 4th March 2019 5:57 am
Our banking and financial top jocks
Are highly efficient, totally honest and more
Possessing impeccable integrity
With trust coming right to the fore
Just look at their remuneration and perks
No board with such smart, worthy guns
Would give such enormous dollar incentives
To anyone not passing requirements verse 1
Sunday 3rd March 2019 10:06 am
Cardinal Pell, Burn in Hell
Prisoners regard child sex abusers as lowest of the low. Scum. Many have children of their own. Due to wide publicity he will not be able to come in under the guise of say a 'thief'. Other prisoners will know or soon discover his crime. Isolation will be for his own protection. Despite this, Pell's time in prison will not be easy.
Friday 1st March 2019 6:49 am