Poetry Blog by Don Matthews

Hmm...

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Hmm...

 

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?

 

Hmm...

 

Now having set this challenge

I've damn got writer's block

Have to search my humour bank

My humour gun re-cock

 

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Where? With Whom? With What?

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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...

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WOL's Blogslide Causing Problems

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WOL's Blogslide Causing Problems

Preamble

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?

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The Age of of Entitlement

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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 ...

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Vultures Circling

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Vultures Circling

 

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

 

 

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Good Onya

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Good Onya

 

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

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It's Shit Not Shite

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It's Shit Not Shite

Preamble

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

 

D...

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This Rhyme Upsets the Rhymer – Understanding Bipolar Disorder

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This Rhyme Upsets the Rhymer – Understanding Bipolar Disorder

 

Preamble

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...

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Adut Akech, Depression and Mental Heath

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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...

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Sadly More Noteworthy

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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 ...

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Please Flush

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Please Flush

 

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

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And the Earth Sighed...

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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

Always polluting

When will you learn?

 

I'm trying to provide

A place f...

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How Do I Solve This Battle?

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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?

 

Post Script

 

The...

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So What Do You Want me To Write About?

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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...

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Harrods Escalator and The Girl with Torn Jeans

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Harrods Escalator and The Girl with Torn Jeans

 

Preamble

 

This information was gleaned from a TV documentary on Harrods

 

Harrods Escalator

 

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

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Australian Government. Tell Oil Companies GTFO Our Great Australian Bight

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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...

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You

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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

 

“Our tho...

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Why Haven't We Been Invited To Our Neighbour's Sex Party?

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Why Haven't We Been Invited To Our Neighbour's Sex Party?

Preamble

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...

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I Am No Better Than You

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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

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Would They?

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Would They?

 

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

 

Would they?

 

Don Matthe...

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Cardinal Pell, Burn in Hell

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Cardinal Pell, Burn in Hell

 

Preamble

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.

 

Our Fat...

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