Pete Dowe

Rookie - 1 Points (Australia)

Pete Dowe Poems

1. Matty Richardson, The Usurper 7/24/2007
2. Diving Off Teddy Whitten's Shoulders 7/25/2007
3. Shy People 4/21/2008
4. Sunday At The Beach 4/24/2008
5. In The Back Of The Truck (An Anti-War Poem) 4/30/2008
6. Princess Of Mentone Beach 4/4/2008
7. Reading Braille 4/11/2008
8. Grey Haired Girl 5/19/2008
9. Cowardice 9/5/2008
10. Cop Cars 9/6/2008
11. You Marry? 10/10/2008
12. Night Train 10/18/2008
13. Chantelle (A Poem With Punch-Line) 10/23/2008
14. Girl's Talk (On Na No Hanashi) 10/31/2008
15. Cuts, The 11/2/2008
16. Casablanca, Carlton 11/6/2008
17. Nature-Strip Librarian 11/8/2008
18. Near Miss 11/16/2008
19. Lovers' Kiss, The 11/16/2008
20. Psychic Meets A Skeptic 11/25/2008
21. Cooking Show 9/7/2008
22. Melbourne 9/19/2008
23. Single Bed 9/23/2008
24. Gold Fm 2/7/2009
25. Home Is Where? 3/20/2009
26. Look Good, Feel Good 4/26/2009
27. Mobile Phone Argument 11/21/2009
28. Policy (A Cynical Political Poem) 11/21/2009
29. Norah Jones In Concert 7/25/2007
30. Jungle Drums 10/7/2008
31. Walk With Me On Water 1/24/2009
32. Pre-Emptive Strike (An Anti-War Poem Allegory) 6/8/2008
33. Liner Notes 9/23/2008
34. Late For Practice 9/7/2008
35. Evil 9/12/2008
36. My First Crush 10/2/2008
37. Cane For The Driveway 9/6/2008
38. Crisis 8/16/2008
39. Loners 9/12/2009
40. I No Longer Feel The Draft (An Anti-War Poem) 1/20/2009
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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Shy People

Shy People
are frozen_
they can’t do
that would give
too much away_
they won’t do.

Shy people observe
like sniffer dogs

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