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Julie Carter

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Amazing how Samsung delved back 50 years to find the right song for their phone Ad. The phone represents the latest technology, the song is beautifully sung by Rufus Wainwright and John Lennon's message is eternal.


Today I lost it!

After weeks of hearing people tell me they were too busy or too tired to interact with me, I exploded in despair. Most of the individuals I endured had recently sought my help, but once they'd extracted what they wanted, they didn’t want to know.  After accepting my help, advice and hospitality, they truly believed they could discard me like a food wrapper.

Beach Bar

A holiday project for a Rotorua family

A day out at the Botanical Gardens, Manurewa for 2 of my favourite people.



A Feline Fantasy is a story about a community of independent felines. Click HERE to view single page reader

This piece was written in 2015 prior to President Trump's nomination. Click HERE to view.

The chains of ageing are shackled to my limbs

They drag behind my every move

As each month passes the chains grow longer

The manacles bite deep, the pain gets stronger

But somehow I'll manage, I'll grin and bear it

For today is as good as it gets

Nothing moved.  The palm fronds stood still against the sky, silhouetting in the clear, cobalt-lit February night. 

I lay amid the glow of a moonlit night having awoken from a fitful sleep. Mesmorised by the stillness and majesty of a universe awash with stars, the hopelessness of my physical existence seemed irrelevant as thoughts transcended into the wider universe.

The candle burns low, the shadow grows long

I harbour no fears that soon I'll be gone

Once there were days of dreaming and hope

Now it's a day at a time, I struggle to cope

A glorious existence upon life's great stage

Replaced by a cage that's labelled 'old age.'

I've enjoyed my time and lived to the full

Not always obeying life's golden rules

I've worried too much about those who don't care

Forgetting my friends who are always there

There's Tony and Joyce who continue to be

The lights of my life to eternity.

To my relatives I say, good luck and farewell

When in truth I know they would see me in hell

An affinity to animals is my lesson in life

Of love unconditional in trouble and strife

My bags are packed, the insurance is paid

Farewell dear friends I'm off to the grave!

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