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It’s a bully atmosphere - RIGHT HERE, Don’t close your ears, it won’t disappear Society is diseased with this unease, kids on their knees, Maliciousness floating upon the breeze. Listen: It’s all around, it makes no sound…   It…

A Christmas Tale

John wasn’t coming home for Christmas. Stupid Premier Palace-Chuck had slammed shut the Queensland border mid-flight in her ongoing toddler tantrum because NSW had one-and-a-half new Covid cases. John had no choice but to go into hotel quarantine…
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It’s Christmas Time

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#slampoetry It’s Christmas time, a good sign, but today, not all is fine There’s Armageddon We look to Heaven But a virus rages on, bullies swarm, become the norm. It’s Christmas time, the bells they chime, we all drink wine But…
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RU OK?

R U OK?In the fray, feeling grey,Moving through the midst of this D-day,As we live with “come what may”We ask,R U OK?Stresses over dresses, messes, guesses, it all presses…Down.Hard.Always…May He bless usWe ask,R U OK?Ask a neighbour,…
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Curing the kids: The Woodstock Country Show

 If you ask me would I like to trap four whingeing children in a long car trip, my answer would be “Thank you, but I’ll take the Chinese water torture”. However, last weekend we did just that. As we left Sydney it didn’t take long…
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Renovator’s Dream

  Renovating: Along with death and divorce it is touted as one of the most stressful things you can do. I think I agree. Here are some things I’ve learnt over the last 8 years of renovating our house: We survived. Like Stuart…
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The Marvellous Mammogram

The marvellous mammogram, I had one today Here’s my assessment, which way will YOU sway? It squashes a boob, this way and that To stop The Big C from having a crack I’d heard that it’s painful and awful and crude That your…
circle-of-women | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

My Villagio

Once you go through that whole process of the growing and the getting out of a baby, you’re then expected to rear it. Oh, look, I’m what’s called a mother…! Amidst copious other advice, you will hear, often, “It takes a village…
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Soulwater

My firstborn chokes and wheezes. Watching her, my soul is strangling inside, like a twisting, sucking drain. We sit on the sand at Shelley Beach, in the heart of God’s Country.  With us, is my twin sister, Sky – the two of us born…
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Is this The LUCKY COUNTRY?

Once there was a place, Australia was its name And being the Lucky Country, was its claim to fame. It was girt by sparkling sea, golden soil across the Isle, Land of opportunity, wealth for toil, an easy smile. This land abounded…