AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Friday, August 27, 2010

Under Contract

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ neonised in Picnik
Friday Flash 55

Too often I feel that I am the postscript in your life.
While you shop around for gambles, I walk the other way.
I pass you in some carpark, but you are too busy marking your determined footsteps to notice.
Remember that I am the one who pays for it all, for better or worse.

Hosted by G-Man aka MrKnowItAll

13 comments: said...

I love the "postscript" line and the way you,ve done the graphic work to match the mood of the poem. Great 55.

DoanLegacy said...

What an awesome shot! Great 55 also..

EG Wow said...

Love how you have manipulated the photo, Gemma, and the lines you wrote match the mood well.

Marja said...

Great 55 and the photo has a very special effect Great

John's comments said...

The anger of the line and word match that of the picture.To hear or read my Friday 55 click here

Brian Miller said...

ouch. an all too real 55...nice write.

Enchanted Oak said...

Powerful statement in 55 words. And a good poem, too.
Mine is here

Eric Alder said...

Nothing like being a bit-part in the play, eh? Interesting 55.

PattiKen said...

oh, my. Maybe it's time to cut off his credit. Love the stylized photo with the 55.

Monkey Man said...

Youch. This sounds like a personal problem. Great 55. Mine is also up.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely love what you did with this photo! It mirrors the mood of the 55 so well.

Jingle said...

love your sharp sense and honesty.

lovely 55.

G-Man said...

I have to apologize for being so late. for some reason my work PC blows me off-line when I go to your web site.
But now I'm home and I must say that I LOVED your 55 this week.
Yours is always perfect, with a touch of class. Thanks for playing.



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