Ashley Hawkes

Rookie (12.11.83 / Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand)

Ashley Hawkes Poems

1. My Masters Wreath 3/27/2006
2. Car Coming Home 3/27/2006
3. The Blacksmith 3/27/2006
4. The Feather 3/27/2006
5. The Quiet Crickets 4/2/2006
6. Getting Mugged For Christmas 4/2/2006
7. A Friend 4/15/2006
8. Slaughterhouse Cop 4/24/2006
9. Leviathan Lane. 3/27/2006
10. Auckland City Rangers 3/27/2006
11. Great Ships 3/27/2006
12. Voice On The Stairs 3/27/2006
13. Someone 5/9/2006
14. The Nothing 6/14/2006
15. Samuel Likes To Run With Scissors. 10/29/2006
16. Death Education. 10/29/2006
17. The Bogey Monster 7/16/2008
18. Butterfly Heart 7/4/2010
19. Little Harry 7/16/2008
20. Come Back To Me 7/16/2008
21. Beneath The Surface She Resides 3/27/2006
22. Our Young Men Blew 4/24/2006
23. Sabre Tooth Tigers 7/16/2008
24. Moroccan Retreat. 3/27/2006

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Moroccan Retreat.

High on desert winds they sail,
sand blows in to fill their trail.
As memories of the battle fade
they hoist their flag in search of shade.

Camels loll like snoring hills
their heaving ribs soaked in the kill
the men dismount in need of luck,
the way home choked, their words dried up

Lips cracked and looking pale,
the bugle boy is feeling frail.
Helmet split and lost at sea
hallucination soothes disease.

Mercy, Mercy, Sweet Salvation
Deliver him his destination

As shadows stretch from the sinking sun,
the dark commando cocks his...

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Auckland City Rangers

With a clink and a clank go the strider's
Down the deserted street
Trailing a rusty blade
He slopes through the darkness
Peering into the shop fronts
Sniffing the boarded up market tents

The curious tip of a lengthy nose
Appears around the corner

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