Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Saturday nights

Sorry I have been away from writing for the few months Feb,March and April just seemed to fly by. We had Jeff and Annene over, I just love them. If you haven't read any of their books you should they contain great original tiki recipes!

I thought I would step away from my usual poetry and try something a little different. I'm not going to write about a drink this month as I have been for the last few posts. I have been addicted to my xbox which really kills my creativity. But it is a great way to let of steam! Oh and I have been a little preoccupied with the news that I'm going to be a dad!

I prepare myself, deep breaths that calm
I tell myself that "I am battle hardened
a veteran of countless victories"

Deep in a trench I stand ready
The constant tick of the docket machine
Makes me keenly aware of the impending doom

My body is shaking in anticipation
My stomach unsettled
The onslaught begins

My movements are mechanical
My answers preplanned
There is no time to think

The moment arrives, overwhelmed
and outnumbered
We do our best to keep the pressure on
As we duck an weave

My arms tired and sore,my face red
My composure is slipping
My hands wet and fumbling

We dig in deep to finish this night
Our spent shells strewn around us
Innocent victims of this battle

We make one last push, to hold our ground
No retreat, the end is in sight
Our opponents are on there last legs

We emerge, wary and shaken
But visibly unbroken
There is a subtle silence that creeps over us

We clean down, we sit and laugh
But in my dreams I hear the dreaded
Tick of the docket machine

"This is a Hayden Lambert original poem and cannot be reproduced without his permission"