jerry hughes
a citizen of the world

Poems

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1.
A Leaf
'I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree'

A single leaf makes its own history.
Attached to the bough from which it
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2.
A Message To My Father
My beloved father, the last time we met
in company with your confidant and friend Abu,
we spoke of many things.
Most importantly the history I'd lost in the
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3.
An Aussie Summer
The sun rises early.
'Bloody daylight saving.'
Birds fly. Grasses grow.
The Victa's primed and
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4.
Hone Tuwhare's: Rain
Rain

I can hear you
making small holes
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5.
Aftermath Of A Stroke
The sense of loss
can't be explained.
It's as though half
of you says 'let's do
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6.
After The First Death*
Amidst the rubble and confusion
a child's hand clutching a toy.
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7.
Brief Encounter
He saw her, and knew he had to meet her,
this elfin girl with bobbed hair
and an oval face.
Eyes as big as saucers, and lips,
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8.
Angst
I wish I'd have done the things
I should have, when I should have.
Looking back, we're told we shouldn't -
I could have done better - been kinder -
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9.
A Found Fragment
'the Somme 1916'

I'm scribbling in incessent rain
and mud has turned to slush.
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10.
Anaesthetist
He said
calmly, professionally
without bamboozle;
You won't know a thing
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