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Blood on the Sand

He stalks into the arena, head held erect and proud, with sweeping bow and swirling cape acknowledging the crowd. His suit of lights sparkles, twinkling stars in a midnight sky; though threadbare it may be in spots, still it dazzles the eye. As though conjured, the bull appears; a nightmare in a dream. His nostrils […]

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Ain’t Gonna

  You ain’t gonna take it away. You ain’t gonna take it away. Not what’s nestled in my heart. Time allows fluctuations in all our situations. Daily do-s. Yes, we have those now. Consider time’s actions— a swing, a sway, a tilt, a sting, a twist, a turn, a change, a rearrange. A halt, a […]

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Remembering You (The Peaceful Pub)

Remembering You Dedicated to The Peaceful Pub How do I love you? I can’t count the ways. I can’t count times day or night you’ve been there, through the years season after season, through porch-light hours welcoming the writer-in-me. You’ve been there all along for so long catching my rhymes, herding my verses line by […]

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Saving Grace

    There’s still birdsong in the garden as the early morning lightens with stars sequined in a sheer veil of sky.   And beneath the veil, a woman’s face stares at the other side of yesterday   where a crowd toppled the metal presence of a saint. The cross in his hand   dug […]

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It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes

I received this email: “Sarah, I hope you will give me an answer on this question. Is there any way you could transfer ownership of the Pub to me? I would put up an announcement of the change of ownership and pay you whatever you still have invested in the site. I just hate the […]

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Reflections

Wind drives rain against my window and causes the Internet to play peekaboo with my satellite dish; it’s another stormy day. I am almost lulled to sleep by the pattering of the raindrops, my thoughts becoming foggier, when the rainfall abruptly stops. I rouse myself and see the glow, bright sunshine is already beaming. I […]

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Time Through An Eastern Window

you departed, You went into far Ku-to-yen, by the river of swirling eddies, And you have been gone five months. Ezra Pound Wind moves in softly.   She pulls a mauve veil over the sun’s complexion, twilight deepens the sky.   Shadows tether boats to trees guarding  the river leaves yearn to drift south.   […]

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The Apprentice Bullocky.

The paint chipped ledge above the fire was where it always lay, I know because he placed it there when grandma passed away. Though ragged and now water stained, it held his life you see, that album full of photographs, he often shared with me. Each picture told a wondrous tale, which granddad told with […]

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The Interview.

Excitement filled our country town as something new was going down and all the women, plump or stout, of which most were without a doubt, had gathered at the building site the Westpac Bank left overnight. Then some smart city slicker who, while on a tour, had passed on through and saw potential for a […]

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The Ballad of No Excuse.

This tracing fam’ly history can be a heap of fun. You find out who your forebears were and how it all begun. Who cares if they were convict stock, the black sheep of the mob. They only stole to stay alive ’cause they were short a bob. I found my poor old forefather, was tried […]