Biography of Selina Gurgacz
i have finished my first degree at university, a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in music and minors in theology and literature. i am starting a bachelor of education (primary) next year, and then will go on and do my arts honours year, and then a PhD in music, all at the same university. Years ago, there was a competition held by write4fun, to which i entered my poem called 'Alone and Forgotten' and had it published in a book. (didn't get anywhere though) . in the second term of year nine (2005) our head of department for religious education spoke to the school, and said that the mary mackillop museum was holding a mary mackillop poetry competition, where we had to write a poem that had to do with mary mackillop and her works and teachings, which the poem i wrote is called 'how i changed' and i received a highly commended. from that i just have written poems from then on, and i had written a lot of poems in grade 9, but they was all really lame, so i chucked them out. but i have gotten into writing poems again, though with uni and work, i don't have much time to do anything! on the 18th July 2009, i put up about 17/18 poems, these were done for two different university assignments, one 500 word one and one 2000 word one (yes i was crazy, and did it in poems instead of a short story and i wrote the 'social justice/homelessness sonnet' in less than half an hour and it was the first sonnet i'd ever written in my entire life! goes to show i am weird. i have gotten back into writing poetry. i did detour and have been writing a lot of songs/lyrics. but now my poems are better than ever! Though now I have been writing a lot of songs, moreso than poetry, but both are improving exceptionally fast!
Selina Gurgacz Poems
Good-Luck, I'Ll Miss You
there is nothing really, that i can say, when your journey is almost over, and a new adventure begins.
Fun, Fun, Fun in the sun. Fun at the beach,
Social Justice/Homelessness Sonnet
The cold dark nights living out on the streets, People walking past, not caring enough. Those convicts whose lives that came on the fleets. Whose lives were full of suffering were tough.
Lost. In a dark world. no lights to turn on. invisible.
Alone And Forgotten
It all began when I couldn’t walk, They left me outside on the sidewalk. With no food or water, I thought that I would only last a day or so.
Friends are different things. They hold many values. They are someone you can trust, They are there when you need them the most,
in nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, colour your hair, watch a third of a hockey game.
A Couple Of Unusual Limericks
There was an old man who had cats, Those cats were fat and usually ate rats. The cats chased the old man, Right into the room fan.
I wish that I could wish upon a star. A star so bright, that would be delightful. It shines so bright, that the whole sky is as bright as day.
After life comes death. After death there maybe an after life. What do you really think? Do you believe in after life?
How I Changed
It all began when I was a small girl, Nowhere to go, No one to love me So I just sat on the footpath and dreamed.
no one really understands, what goes on, inside a persons mind. no one can tell,
no one really cares. no one understands. no one listens. no one saying encouraging words.
Simple And Complex
what is going on is hard to describe as feelings are to simple to describe something complex
Alone And Forgotten
It all began when I couldn’t walk,
They left me outside on the sidewalk.
With no food or water,
I thought that I would only last a day or so.
I was all alone.
As people walked by,
They just stared at me and kept walking.
I knew that after a while that I would loose my speech and my hearing.