My Dad is a Bastard…………….

Old black and white photo of man with horse and cart

My Dad is a bastard, though nowadays we do get on well
I say he’s a cranky old fart, he says I’m the daughter from hell

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Best Fishes (Owed to the One that Got Away)

Reflections on the salty water
Remind me what I caught and
Held and dropped and found and lost

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The Blue Mountains Stalker

You know, you’re very hard to catch, I’ve called you fifty times today
and you mustn’t have seen me uptown before, you were rushing the other way

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An Office Affair

A political career was a brand new experience for me
I felt pretty special as the Ministers Personal Advisor’s Assistant Secretary

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Passing Bus

If she should get squished by a passing bus,
Would you say ‘Oh Bugger’

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Pregnant Pause (A gutful)

I hear that you’re having a baby, that’s grand; it was terrible when I had mine
I’ll never forget all the blood and the sweat and the epi-thing tap in my spine

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Not Game

They’re checking out potential love
but fear will seal their fate

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Please…

Please
Do not pash in public, do not slobber, smooch and snog

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Shiloh

Be careful what you name your babes and test the phrasing first
Some names are bad enough, but when you Spoonerize them, worse!

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Linden: A Mountain Christening

Number two was due in a week or two on Christmas or Boxing Day
When I woke in the night, in hard labour full-flight and I knew he was well on the way

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