Robert Black

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I was born in England and grew up in Hampshire, the youngest child in a large family. My father was a pilot, flying Lancaster Bombers in World War Two, then VC10s for BOAC. When he retired we moved to New Zealand and settled on a small farm in Northland. I was eight years old at that time. It was a very beautiful place, close to the ocean and next ...
Popular Poems
1.
The Girl On The Bus
I am not the type
For strippers
And lap dancers
I prefer the girl
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2.
Killing Because You Can't Get A Hot Blonde
From the beginning of time
Killing has been
Religiously
Enshrined
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3.
It Was Dirty When The Nurses Danced
It was dirty when Tedros told people to travel
It was dirty when sick people were put next to the old and the vulnerable
It was dirty when the media lied
It was dirty when the nurses danced
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4.
The Decision To Live
Sometimes
There may come a time
When you decide to ride life
Like a surfer
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5.
The 15th Floor
The bell of the rubbish truck
Is out there
Somewhere
I like to shut
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Popular Quotes
27 February 2017
It's relatively easy to act nice and normal in front of a crowd, or in public. The tricky part is doing it in private.
27 February 2017
Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.
27 February 2017
Most of my girlfriends are sent by the Devil and seem genuinely bemused when I do not succumb to their powers.
05 August 2018
'The best time to do anything, get drunk, surf, run, take a walk, gamble, make love, get high, watch a movie, read a book, is on a Monday, when everyone else is at work, as their depression will heighten your celebration, of not being them.'
05 September 2019
'Writers and other artists are mostly just historians, produced by nature to describe, decipher and thus historically represent the universe.'

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