Danny Draper

Rookie - 347 Points [Dabedra] (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Danny Draper Poems

1. Race To The Bottom (With Apologies To John Masefield) 7/30/2013
2. When All The Trees 6/12/2012
3. A Bag Of Seeds 3/1/2012
4. You Broke Your Leg? 3/15/2012
5. And Wonder Where The Years Went 12/11/2012
6. I Live In Hope (In Memory Of Martin Luther King Jr.) 11/25/2012
7. Ode To A Tim Tam For Ruth Walters 11/4/2013
8. And You Can Have It All 3/6/2012
9. No One, Is Buying Poetry 7/29/2013
10. A Theist Cure 7/20/2013
11. Hottest Day In October 10/10/2013
12. A Blessing For Secular Humanists 10/29/2012
13. For The Longest Time 6/26/2013
14. A Heart Grows No Older (For Wayne) 1/27/2012
15. As One 2/26/2012
16. Early Light Through Trees 4/16/2014
17. Naming Of Cats 7/20/2013
18. Syria - A Future Syria? From March 2013 3/12/2013
19. There's A Garden In The Desert 3/6/2012
20. Dry Rain Song 3/15/2012
21. Ancient Plates 3/15/2012
22. Face Ache, Face Ache... 3/20/2012
23. Morning Brings What Years May Not 7/10/2013
24. Syria 9 - Sonnet For Choosing Friends 6/16/2013
25. A Song For Magpies 3/14/2012
26. Pure, The Horizon Calls (For A Friend) 6/23/2013
27. Syria - Aleppo, Syria,8 October 2012 10/8/2012
28. Be Yourself (For Sarah) 9/10/2013
29. The Fury Within 8/17/2012
30. Black Swan - Evening Song 1/30/2012
31. If By Chance 9/10/2013
32. A Blessing For The Absent 10/11/2012
33. Humane 10/7/2012
34. A Butcherbird Called 2/1/2014
35. Sonnet For Climate Change 10/22/2013
36. Sonnet For Essence 10/23/2013
37. Anzac Day 2005 3/6/2012
38. Limerick For Desperate Denial 10/29/2013
39. He 9/28/2013
40. Pride And Pain 2/19/2014
Best Poem of Danny Draper

Race To The Bottom (With Apologies To John Masefield)

I must go down in the seas again, the lonely sea and to die,
And all I ask is a better life and a land to set that by,
And the world's kick and the wind's song and the white fists shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and great jaws breaking.

I must go down in the seas again, for the call of the run to hide
It's a wild card all or nothing that asylum be denied;
And all I ask is a worldly care with the old words applying,
And the flung sprayed and the thrown strewn, and the sea-done lying.

I must go down in the seas again, to the vague refugee life, ...

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From Dabedra - 19/8/1993

Life’s bonds entwine,
Around love they curl,
Enmesh and grow,
A tapestry unfurls.

A picture of care,
To teach and learn,
The threads reach out,
But always return.

19/8/1993

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