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Thursday, December 12, 2019
uneasy rider

MONUMENTS AND RUINS

I begin this story in the deep state of insanity, God knows where it will end. It is your fault as much as mine, that it has happened. For, you see, I was the...
uneasy rider

UNEASY RIDER

“All they wanted was to be free, and that’s the way it turned out to be…”   – The Ballad of Easy Rider. I was recently saddened to wake to the news that Peter Fonda...
who saw him last?

WHO SAW HIM LAST?

These were the shoes he wore. Notice the soles are thin. He’d walked many miles in these trying to get ahead. This was his favourite jacket. He felt wealthy when he wore it. Even though...
the brightest light

THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT

Where do you find someone Who’ll give you their heart? And won’t take it back Just to tear you apart Someone who is Everything she seems A dream you wake to When you wake from dreams I’ve been searching so long And learned...
the mists of dawn

THE MISTS OF DAWN

Down here on this barren battleground We have been issued no orders We don’t even know who we are fighting anymore Yesterday the fog was so thick We mistakenly shot our own leader And laid him to rest ‘neath...
frank howson interviewed by robert chuter

FRANK HOWSON interviewed by ROBERT CHUTER

It is Sunday. A sweltering day in St. Kilda. I am seated under a shaded canopy in pink paradise – “Good Love” on Acland Street. I’m chatting over tea and banana bread with the...

SO WE CALLED IT LOVE

There used to be stars Before we pulled them down We used to have leaders Who were mentally sound There used to be a gift From up above We didn’t know what it was  So we called it love There used to...

A JOYFUL WOMAN

We tried to live a simple life in a complex world. Surrounded by all the dangers, temptations, frustrations and good intentions gone south. We had a simple love, in that sweet naive time before...

ONCE I WAS A CHILD

Once I was a child And the world was beautiful And frightening Loving and cruel Simple And complex Much bigger than me I looked up to everyone Seeking guidance Wisdom A smile Some grownups didn’t like children You could tell by how they looked at you Perhaps...

LONESOME ENDS WITH ME

We sleep in the dark And wake to a stark New day We never learn We wait our turn Then forget what to say When someone nags We pack our bags And flee We push and shove And try to love But lonesome ends with...