Pete Dowe

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Pete Dowe is a Melbourne Poet. Most of his poems were edited by Martin Downey (1958-2009) a poet of excellence whose gifts of words and nurture to aspiring writers will be sadly missed.

Pete was a Public Radio political journalist, and also a lyricist. more »

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  • Rookie Adele Le Keur (7/2/2008 5:42:00 AM)

    You obviously have fun with the language..And its infectuous..I like how u command it, without putting a pole up its..backside :)

  • Rookie Devika K S (5/4/2008 5:37:00 AM)

    What a nice poem is yours, Pete
    I'm jelous to you.I recommand yo to read poems written by Akhil H kumar.
    I'm sure you would enjoy it

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Best Poem of Pete Dowe

Birth Of An Attention Seeker

I woke in evening
no idea of time_
three years old_
unknowing place
in world
in family.

Socially shy, backward,
cold, picked up pink
blanket_cloaked self
securely, walk through dim kitchen
push open lounge-room door_
surprised audience_
Mother and two big brothers
who cried,
“It’s the man
in the pink blanket! ”

Felt excited and exited_
to stage entrance to
lounge-room light
again and again
to same refrain_
“It’s the man in
the pink blanket! ”

Loved attention that night,
from that day on
have always ...

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