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Poems by Keith Trestrail

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06/23/2017 Forest 135 Sonnet
06/08/2017 Opposites Attract 111 Monoku
05/20/2017 Southern Cross - The Old Lady of the Sea 308 Ballad
10/04/2016 Where I Live 655 Free verse
08/22/2016 The Broken-hearted 316 Monoku
08/20/2016 Scared Stiff 311 Monoku
08/16/2016 Ballad of Joyce Hill 868 Ballad
08/11/2016 My Heavenly Father 435 Kyrielle
07/29/2016 Monicagate - to Stain or Abstain 495 Limerick
07/21/2016 Why Hillary Should Wear Flame Retardant Pantsuits 741 Limerick
07/12/2016 Making Hay While the Sun Shines 413 Rhyme
07/08/2016 It's True 606 Monoku
04/12/2016 To Oscar on His 16th Birthday 738 Sonnet
02/24/2016 Batter Up 1408 Limerick
02/22/2016 The Human Formula 885 Monoku
02/20/2016 No Hurry 1135 Limerick
02/14/2016 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 3 855 Limerick
02/02/2016 Fire 1007 Haiku
01/26/2016 When I Was Ten 1916 Couplet
01/17/2016 Here's Why My CV Needs Work 1622 Bio
01/14/2016 A Trini Abroad 945 Limerick
01/13/2016 Forrest Trump 1186 Limerick
01/11/2016 Wisdom 821 Senryu
01/10/2016 Hillary Clinton 1210 Limerick
01/07/2016 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 2 1023 Limerick
12/24/2015 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 1314 Limerick
12/16/2015 George Armstrong Custer 1246 Clerihew
12/13/2015 Amazing Grace 866 Monoku
12/12/2015 Butterfly Effect 1366 Limerick
12/11/2015 Spooky 1277 Monoku
12/11/2015 Battle of the Sexes 909 Monoku
12/10/2015 Attention: Alliteration Ahead 966 Alliteration
12/08/2015 Sport 1043 Monoku
12/06/2015 Family 970 Monoku
12/04/2015 Date Night 826 Monoku
12/01/2015 Beyond Reasonable Doubt 1208 Narrative
11/28/2015 Who Killed JonBenet 881 Rhyme
10/20/2015 The Jack of Hearts 1513 Ballad
08/18/2015 Argus 1129 Sonnet
07/20/2015 Flag of My Fathers 1584 Senryu
07/07/2015 Sharapova 1194 Footle
07/05/2015 Red Waltz 1003 Verse
07/02/2015 Drunken Moon 1203 Haiku
07/01/2015 Glacier 1218 Haiku
06/29/2015 Twins 1268 Limerick
06/27/2015 Forest With No Trees 1524 Haiku
06/25/2015 Nevermore 970 Quintain (English)
06/20/2015 I Exist 1133 Senryu
06/18/2015 Eve of Destruction 1349 Tanka
06/16/2015 A Rat's Tale 1194 Couplet
06/14/2015 The Eyes Have It 1364 Rhyme
06/10/2015 Seek 1006 Verse
06/08/2015 Idols 942 Tanka
06/04/2015 God Save the Queen 1348 Limerick
05/31/2015 Edward Snowden 1139 Clerihew
05/30/2015 Kim Kardashian West 1179 Clerihew
05/29/2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger 1101 Clerihew
05/28/2015 Custer 1486 Limerick
05/27/2015 Barefoot in the Park 1166 Limerick
05/24/2015 Picture Perfect 1045 Haiku
05/23/2015 Western Springs 1265 Rhyme
05/21/2015 Now That's a Fairytale 1293 Limerick
05/20/2015 The Unkindest Cut of All 1164 Limerick
05/17/2015 Bankers - More Like Bandits 943 Limerick
05/13/2015 Hemingway and Wilde 1108 Limerick
05/12/2015 The Art of Age 1109 Limerick
05/09/2015 Everyone Needs a Hobby 1655 Limerick
05/06/2015 Safe Sex 1597 Limerick
04/30/2015 Pick Up Line 1106 Free verse
04/30/2015 Quickdraw 939 Limerick
04/29/2015 Romans 11:17 1148 Limerick
04/26/2015 Smart and Sexy 3436 Limerick
04/25/2015 Anzacs 1143 Limerick
03/30/2015 Beer Goggles 1116 Limerick
03/25/2015 The Incorruption of Youth 1231 Tanka
03/19/2015 He Winks At Us All 988 Haiku
03/18/2015 Human Highway 1175 Haiku
03/15/2015 How Great Thou Art 1165 Acrostic
03/15/2015 An African Tale 1182 Tanka
03/15/2015 Paradise Lost 1464 Haiku
03/12/2015 Geisha 1446 Haiku
03/11/2015 Life 1260 Haiku
03/10/2015 Springtime 942 Haiku
03/10/2015 Death Comes To Us All 804 Senryu
03/08/2015 Crimes of Passion 969 Senryu
02/28/2015 To Oscar on His 15th Birthday 1238 Sonnet
12/16/2014 Kiss of Time 1165 Sonnet
12/14/2014 Christmas Eve 1536 Sonnet
10/14/2014 When Bad Things Happen to Good People 1624 Limerick
09/17/2014 To Oscar on His 5th Birthday 903 Sonnet
09/16/2014 I Just Can't Win 1228 Limerick
09/11/2014 Romance in Durango 993 Limerick
09/09/2014 Action, Not Words in a Singles Bar 1508 Limerick
09/07/2014 My Lawyer the Idiot 1344 Limerick
09/04/2014 The Gates Below 1013 Sonnet
09/04/2014 To Oscar on His 6th Birthday 970 Sonnet
09/03/2014 A Nightmare Blind Date 1432 Senryu
08/31/2014 Death and Taxes 1311 Limerick
08/31/2014 For Stevo Down on the Farm 1224 Limerick
08/31/2014 War on Terror 1195 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!