Author Archives: rosross

About rosross

Editor, writer, poet.

fear

What is this thing called fear? Which complicates the world, serves little purpose even when a danger nearby lurks. Why do we fear so much, instinctive and inbred, when dangers will be better done, where fear is not at work? … Continue reading

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This is the way the world ends……

This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men. The reaction to Covid has reminded me … Continue reading

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The owl

The owl called through the night, Whoo, Whoo, Whoo, as if it sought itself, or its mate, or an echo of being in the darkness, driving through slow rain and dribbling hours when nothing more could be said, than Whoo, … Continue reading

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When fascist medicine becomes a dangerous norm

Any Government would have to be very careful about mandatory vaccination. We are already seeing more and more people questioning vaccines which to my mind is a good thing given how they are made, what they contain and what they … Continue reading

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Certainty

Seduced by certainty we wandered, through days and nights of hope, denying in the darkness, that surety was lost. Twas only an illusion, a dream of what might be, and in the fleeting flounces, her skirt was drifting free. For … Continue reading

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Chill days

Cold creeps like an uneasy guest on these chill days. Short in stature, dragging darkened robes, which billow into night. So they pass.

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We betray our children

In an age when some, perhaps many, express outrage about the treatment of people with dark skin, particularly when it relates to our increasingly distant history, I can only ponder the double standards at work. And I would add a … Continue reading

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A new form of racism has been invented

To all those who take up the concept that the group labelled ‘whites’, which does actually include most of those called Indigenous in Australia and many African-Americans, I would like to ask if you, as a matter of the same … Continue reading

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Throw the thoughts

Throw the thoughts beyond the rim of mind, let nothing dribble back along its edge, for in dismissal we can make our way, refusing to be held to broken pledge. In life we have the option to believe, or not, … Continue reading

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Locked The walls confine collected, in times of troubled days, revealing lines defective, within my mind and ways.

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