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April 17, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Welcome to my Poetry blog. Please feel free to comment on what you read here. Personal responses and literary criticism are welcome but offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant comments may be edited or deleted.

If you would like to publish your own poetry here please email 1-3 poems (total word limit 500 words) to stephen.faulds@bigpond.com If you wish to include a link to your own website I will post it with your poetry.       







I don’t believe in love or luck any more

than I believe in lightning.


I once thought it was impossible for

a person to be struck by a bolt of electricity from the sky.


Now I am convinced,...

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April 15, 2019 @ 8:59 AM






I will die today.

That is a certainty.

My heart will stop

under the white lights

in a single shocking moment.


They tell me

I will live again

and this murmur will be gone.






long thin legs

stretching out from a tiny body.


The legs tremble and the longest

reaches out to test the wall surface

the other seven contract and

the disjointed mandala moves

toward the ceiling.


The will and the energy

required to climb a wall

emanates from a tiny

unique, aware

point of consciousness

alive like everyone else in the room.

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