Writer Contributions from 2012

After the Cup

Now, about those horses. Was Green Moon really a dark horse or did I just back the wrong horse when I put my shirt on the favourite which came, well . . . it didn't really, did it? After all, I got my advice straight from the horse's mouth - yours - and it's all very...

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A Memorial

The Grand South Road, a narrow band Winds round hills Of Gippsland, lush With green spring growth. The inner curve, Our car will hug. But still there is - A danger! Milk trucks, Big tankers of steel, Stray cows and motor bikes, Also think they own the road. Poowong...

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August

I woke in the morning. The red sky a warning - It's an old wives' tale. Or is it real? Oh, we can rant and rale, But it's wet and cold we feel. If that's the way the day goes, We'll wrap from head to toes. Shod in furry boots, Our "Uggies". Fashion gives way To...

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Frost

Tonight, the frost lies on the lawn like snow, So bright and white within the full moon's glow. The frozen fountains still as statues stand And not a leaf stirs o'er the ice-bound land. The stars above shine from a cloudless sky, Each twinkling brightly like a...

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Conservation and People – an Essay

Conservation: retaining Earth's assets as they are now - the forests, the sea, rivers, mountains and agricultural land. People: preserving the rights of present and future generations to feed, clothe and shelter themselves. These two "terms" have been on a collision...

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The Colour Blue

The wind blew quite strongly but the sun shone red hot on his skin. The sky was its usual deep blue. He sat on the wooden seat in his garden, holding a mug of hot coffee and thinking of nothing. How had he come to be so alone? The wind strengthened and broke through...

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Retirement Plans

Nancy and John were both nearing retirement. Like most retiring couples, instead of having a steady plan coming to fruition over a number of years, imminent retirement had crept up on them unexpectedly. Like most, they had a good super plan in place, but how they were...

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