Keith Johnson

Gold Star - 4,867 Points [Joe Shorrocks] (9th June 1944 / Cheshire, England)

Biography of Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson poet

I am an Economist and Public Policy Analyst by profession who has worked in over 25 countries during a 40-year career. In 1991, I settled in Wellington, New Zealand, having lived and worked in the Philippines for the previous seven years. Nowadays I am largely a house-husband and the principal carer for 2 small sons. As I am semi-retired from policy work, I write extensively in my spare time.

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The Taipan

The taipan is an 8 foot snake
Whose treading on is some mistake.

Deep in the Aussie Outback yonder
If off the beaten track you wander
You may feel an elapid mandibular crush -
Then a shikkering neurotoxic rush
While its haemolytics clot the blood -
And curse the spot where once you stood.

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