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Poems by Keith Trestrail

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
05/20/2017 The Southern Cross - The Old Lady of the Sea 112 Ballad
10/04/2016 Where I Live 606 Free verse
08/22/2016 The Broken-hearted 287 Monoku
08/20/2016 Scared Stiff 285 Monoku
08/16/2016 Ballad of Joyce Hill 792 Ballad
08/11/2016 My Heavenly Father 398 Kyrielle
07/29/2016 Monicagate - to Stain or Abstain 452 Limerick
07/21/2016 Why Hillary Should Wear Flame Retardant Pantsuits 660 Limerick
07/12/2016 Making Hay While the Sun Shines 364 Rhyme
07/08/2016 It's True 559 Monoku
04/12/2016 To Oscar on His 16th Birthday 695 Sonnet
02/24/2016 Batter Up 1348 Limerick
02/22/2016 The Human Formula 861 Monoku
02/20/2016 No Hurry 1103 Limerick
02/14/2016 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 3 825 Limerick
02/02/2016 Fire 974 Haiku
01/26/2016 When I Was Ten 1809 Couplet
01/17/2016 Here's Why My CV Needs Work 1557 Bio
01/14/2016 An Aussie Abroad 853 Limerick
01/13/2016 Forrest Trump 1160 Limerick
01/11/2016 Wisdom 775 Senryu
01/10/2016 Hillary Clinton 1163 Limerick
01/07/2016 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 2 995 Limerick
12/24/2015 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 1274 Limerick
12/16/2015 George Armstrong Custer 1206 Clerihew
12/13/2015 Amazing Grace 842 Monoku
12/12/2015 Butterfly Effect 1298 Limerick
12/11/2015 Spooky 1238 Monoku
12/11/2015 Battle of the Sexes 880 Monoku
12/10/2015 Attention: Alliteration Ahead 948 Alliteration
12/08/2015 Sport 1010 Monoku
12/06/2015 Family 940 Monoku
12/04/2015 Date Night 796 Monoku
12/01/2015 Beyond Reasonable Doubt 1155 Narrative
11/28/2015 Who Killed JonBenet 837 Rhyme
10/20/2015 The Jack of Hearts 1452 Ballad
08/18/2015 Argus 1105 Sonnet
07/20/2015 Flag of My Fathers 1532 Senryu
07/07/2015 Sharapova 1151 Footle
07/05/2015 Red Waltz 968 Verse
07/02/2015 Drunken Moon 1161 Haiku
07/01/2015 Glacier 1180 Haiku
06/29/2015 Twins 1229 Limerick
06/27/2015 Forest With No Trees 1485 Haiku
06/25/2015 Nevermore 942 Quintain (English)
06/20/2015 I Exist 1100 Senryu
06/18/2015 Eve of Destruction 1286 Tanka
06/16/2015 A Rat's Tale 1170 Couplet
06/14/2015 These Eyes 1295 Rhyme
06/10/2015 Seek 966 Verse
06/08/2015 Idols 899 Tanka
06/04/2015 God Save the Queen 1316 Limerick
05/31/2015 Edward Snowden 1095 Clerihew
05/30/2015 Kim Kardashian West 1143 Clerihew
05/29/2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger 1064 Clerihew
05/28/2015 Custer 1434 Limerick
05/27/2015 Barefoot in the Park 1114 Limerick
05/24/2015 Picture Perfect 1008 Haiku
05/23/2015 Concert 1213 Rhyme
05/21/2015 Now That's a Fairytale 1251 Limerick
05/20/2015 The Unkindest Cut of All 1117 Limerick
05/17/2015 Bankers - More Like Bandits 898 Limerick
05/13/2015 Hemingway and Wilde 1049 Limerick
05/12/2015 The Art of Age 1058 Limerick
05/09/2015 Everyone Needs a Hobby 1606 Limerick
05/06/2015 Safe Sex 1543 Limerick
04/30/2015 Pick Up Line 1083 Free verse
04/30/2015 Quickdraw 908 Limerick
04/29/2015 Romans 11:17 1110 Limerick
04/26/2015 Smart and Sexy 3378 Limerick
04/25/2015 Anzacs 1094 Limerick
03/30/2015 Beer Goggles 1077 Limerick
03/25/2015 The Incorruption of Youth 1205 Tanka
03/19/2015 He Winks At Us All 956 Haiku
03/18/2015 Human Highway 1124 Haiku
03/15/2015 How Great Thou Art 1137 Acrostic
03/15/2015 An African tale 1142 Tanka
03/15/2015 Paradise Lost 1405 Haiku
03/12/2015 Land of Saki and Shoguns 1330 Haiku
03/11/2015 Life 1218 Haiku
03/10/2015 Springtime 883 Haiku
03/10/2015 Death Comes To Us All 785 Senryu
03/08/2015 Crimes of Passion 936 Senryu
02/28/2015 To Oscar on His 15th Birthday 1182 Sonnet
12/16/2014 Kiss of Time 1126 Sonnet
12/14/2014 Christmas Eve 1505 Sonnet
10/14/2014 When Bad Things Happen to Good People 1565 Limerick
09/17/2014 To Oscar on His 5th Birthday 874 Sonnet
09/16/2014 I Just Can't Win 1202 Limerick
09/11/2014 Romance in Durango 964 Limerick
09/09/2014 Action, Not Words in a Singles Bar 1483 Limerick
09/07/2014 My Lawyer the Idiot 1309 Limerick
09/04/2014 The Gates Below 989 Sonnet
09/04/2014 To Oscar on His 6th Birthday 952 Sonnet
09/03/2014 A Nightmare Blind Date 1405 Senryu
08/31/2014 Death and Taxes 1251 Limerick
08/31/2014 For Stevo Down on the Farm 1195 Limerick
08/31/2014 War on Terror 1166 Limerick
08/31/2014 Karma 1285 Limerick
08/31/2014 Confession From the Grave 978 Limerick
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I am an International Man of Mystery - born in Trinidad, raised in New Zealand, and living in Australia. My earliest influences lyrically were those of the Calypsonians of the 1960s, the greatest being old Birdie himself the Mighty Sparrow as well as the joyful songs of The Merrymen. Later in my teens I was struck by the power of words and language from the mercurial pen of Bob Dylan. The first poem I ever wrote was in 1975 at the age of 14 for a class assignment. I copied the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song "Money" and got a great mark from my teacher, Mrs Laird. She congratulated me on my effort and creativity (something I possessed very little of in school) and so I eventually came clean and had to re-write it. She did commend me on my honesty and choice of lyric though and did what good teachers do...engage and encourage. It could have been worse - I nearly chose a Frank Zappa song that would have been highly inappropriate! My poetry is very much like me - a work in progress! I often revisit and revise my catalogue as I grow as a writer and am grateful for any constructive advice. The real writer and talent in my family is my wife who is more an author than a poet, but she is far too sensible to bare her soul to the world. I, however, am not! I love my golf, my cricket and my Rugby League (that's a similar sport to Rugby for all my non-European/Australasian readers) and support Russell Crowe's team, the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys in the Australian NRL (National Rugby League). Go the Bunnies and go the Cowboys!