Poetry Blog by Don Matthews

Infected

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Infected

 

Society's been infected with

An insidious disease

It's causing me concern and stress

A state of some unease

 

Today we've lost so many things

Care for those around

Lost the art of empathy

Care has run aground

 

It's all to do with me-first

And winning at all cost

If we can get away with it

No problem – nothing lost

 

The cause of this d...

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Bridget Everett - On the Edge

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Bridget Everett – On the Edge

Preamble

If risque humour is not your cup of tea or you blush easily, leave Bridget clipped up - despite being clever and professional.   Aw, go on, have a peep....

 

Bridget's here to entertain

She's risque, edgy, plus

I've signed her up, despite there is

No money here for us

 

The gig she's doing just because

She wants to pep site up

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Snaffling Brexit Discontents

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Snaffling Brexit Discontents

 

Our State is encouraging business

To travel to your U of K

And snaffle those not pleased with Brexit

(To work here in sunshine each day)

 

To escape those dark, long drawn-out winters

Where sun only shines 10 till 3

Escape Brexit chaos, the pollies

Come down, see our pastures, be free

 

Of course there are many sides to a story

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Wavemaker. But...

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Wavemaker. But...

 

It seems I'm known for making waves

And pushing boundaries

But staying in my comfort zone

I lose creativity

 

Don't want to write just ordinary-like

'Bout flowers and flowery fluff

I want to branch out, be myself

Write boundary-pushing stuff

 

How can a poet improve oneself

By staying in a rut?

But some of you may disagree

Come back ...

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How Much Does One Reveal to Strangers?

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How Much Does One Reveal to Strangers?

 

How much of one's inner self

Does one reveal

On a public stage, to strangers?

 

A mental health problem

With it's ups and downs?

Mania controlled with lithium

And other mood stabilisers?

 

Why should it bother you poet?

It's just like a physical illness

But one you can't see

 

Too personal they tell me

Don't t...

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Maryon Wants Me To Write Edgy

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Maryon Wants Me To Write Edgy

 

Maryon wants me to write edgy

A challenge I cannot refuse

WOLers know I'm not a challenge back-downer

On ones that I know I can't lose

 

Maryon would like me to write edgy

To which I say shit! you tempt fate

Now fate was against me the last time

Got booted, but will oblige this time mate

 

Maryon's patiently waiting

Waiting in ...

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Outside the Rink. Unfettered

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Outside the Rink. Unfettered

 

I'd like my poems to interest you

For them to make you think

But yes, I know I often go out

Outside of the safe poet's rink

 

But if I don't venture outside this rink

And find out what new can be found

Convention (I don't like) will trap me

And chained, fettered, I will stay bound

 

Don Matthews November 2018

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Monty Python's Bavarian Restaurant

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Monty Python's Bavarian Restaurant

 

Naive American tourists

Desiring Bavarian meal

Booked into a restaurant

With a Monty feel

 

Being in Bavaria

They wanted the real deal

But were at first, bit hesitant

With it's Monty feel

 

Finally the tourists

Gave in to their fate

In that Bavarian restaurant

In which they chose to ate

 

Don Matthews April 201...

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Do You Remember Anya, Kate?

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Do You Remember Anya, Kate?

 

Do you remember Anya?

And WOL's Kate G as well?

Shining lights, their poetry

Such messages to tell

 

The site became too toxic

Poison spread around

They couldn't stand the tension

And left for safer ground

 

They left without a warning

Took all their poetry

There is a lesson here for all

For you, and also me

 

There's...

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Models on Catwalks

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Models on Catwalks

 

Models on catwalks

Promoting new fashion

Don't seem to show any

Face-smiling passion

 

Is it they're trained

To look bland-faced blank?

And why is this needed

When walking the plank?

 

Perhaps you as reader

Can explain, and help me

To understand why

Model smiles I don't see?

 

Don Matthews June 2019

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Haiku – College of

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Haiku – College of

 

College of Haiku

Many years of hard labour

Passed bottom of class

 

(Found job in WOL...)

 

Don Matthews June 2019

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The Poet's Grave

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The Poet's Grave

 

I wont lie in a poet's grave

Watch worms devour my rhyme

And age attack my active mind

(It does all else with time)

 

OK my lines might seem macabre

They face the facts of life

We all must end up in a grave

And face the afterlife

 

But did you get the message

I gave in my verse one?

Get everything you can from

Each day before you're d...

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Nothing Deep and Thoughtful Here

Nothing Deep and Thoughtful Here

 

I like observing people

(Feel rhythm in this line?)

Hearing conversations

Round me as they dine

 

To you this could read boring

I don't care if it does

I'll carry on my writing

You want to go? - no fuss

 

We both agree a poet

Just writes what they want to

So boring yes, or otherwise

I'll write for me (not you)

 

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Why Can't I Be Spiderman?

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Why Can't I Be Spiderman?

 

No you can't be Spiderman

Why not? You are a girl

I like to play with boyish things

Give boyish things a whirl

 

No you cannot play with dolls

Why not? You are a boy

And boys don't play with girly things

Just like them for my toys

 

Gender is still largely used

To sort toy markets out

Makers will not alter trends

Won't take a...

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Why Has Our Aussie Stopped Posting?

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Why Has Our Aussie Stopped Posting?

 

What's happened to our favourite Aussie rhymer

Why has he disappeared, gone un-post?

He used to rhyme regularly on blogslide

Yep, once a day (nearly almost)

 

I hear he's escaped from the hospital

Six weeks from his tragic ladder fall

But still keeps on hearing the echoes

Of “Please don't leave Aussie...” (nursie calls)

 

Th...

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