Tag Archives: Australian Poems

It invades the land

    It invades the land   It invades the land From the vast western sea And churns the red dust with such an intensity That every crevice, crack and space in its path is penetrated Nothing escapes its domination Though times change it is always there Sometimes its immense power is a curse For […]

Whilst on a Trip

Whilst on a Trip Whilst on a trip to the remoter northern regions of Western Australia I became very attached to a very kindly old Taoist monk. He was camped on the edge of the rest centre, away from other people and behind some shady bushes and trees where it was cool and private. We […]

Achievement

Achievement   A man of great attainment is serene, Free from idle thoughts and cares The sky is his roof, And mortality is his vehicle He drives the seasons as his horses. Ascending through the clouds, He soars beyond all known galaxies, Continually pressing forward, Mind unclouded by inordinate desires, He passes to the heavenly […]

Wise is the Man

Wise is the Man Wise is the man who embraces simplicity For he enjoys the sights and sounds that come his way Free from unnecessary attachments He welcomes the arrival of new experiences But lets them go just as easily And without a care Thus he is able to wander joyously through life Having no […]

At a Time

At a Time   At a time when the world searched for meaning many looked to the blossoming of culture in the arts. It was a time when the new rich billionaires sought justification for their greed and in some cases their exploitation to acquire their fortunes. Many became philanthropists Some even formed a worldwide […]

Ignorance

Ignorance   Do not be afraid to experience new and different things Keep your thoughts flexible By your willingness to Let go of preconceived ideas and former convictions And take the opportunity of gaining fresh and wider experience Expand your mind Do not disregard any idea until you have explored its nature Ignorance is the […]

See the Good

See the Good   See the good in others Even if you find them offensive Learn to develop more sympathy and an understanding of their ways And hope that they will see a better means Develop love and gentleness so that they may see purpose in life Undeterred by the influence of others This can […]

Self-love Denies

Self-love Denies   Self-love denies You are part of creation. You accept our dominion exists for you You put your own interests, pleasures and needs Before the beneficial interests of the universe And the needs of the less fortunate.   Abandon Self-love And Turn this fondness of self Outwards to others And Give them the […]

The Pink Panther and The Croc

The Pink Panther  and The Croc Bob makes model aeroplanes these days. The old bloke’s memory is not quite functioning as well as it may have done in the past. The ravages of too much home brew and a life of adventures and near misses have taken their toll. This little episode happened back in […]

Pete

Pete   Pete is a swaggie. A colourful character and a part of our history that once made up and still today moulds the Australian identity. Most of us are proud to read about, brag about and belong to this as part of our distinctive heritage, except when it comes to associating with him in […]

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