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)


Monday, October 31, 2011

Stained Perfection

Magpie Tales #89 - Picture Prompt
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Like my mind

Walls stained with the blood of
Anger and
Broken dreams
Like my heart

A desk marked with curled
Blank slates
And one
Noose of

But the typewriter
As if new


Mein Kampf


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Roy Schulze said...

Ooh. A surprising, nasty turn at the end there. My Magpie this week is Poet.

Susie Clevenger said...

What an ending...great poem

Nanka said...

Great battle with words as the typewriter awaits the judgement!! Flawless!!

jabblog said...

Like my mind'
What despair in these two lines. A remarkable piece of writing, Gemma.

Brian Miller said...

oh nice...very clever on the ending...nicely done gemma...

Tumblewords: said...

The third stanza is incredibly fine - and fits right in with the remainder - also incredibly fine!

thingy said...

Incredible, dark, and just so well written. The end, stuns.



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