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Volume 11


Prequel - January 2013


Verse

Joe Massingham

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Joe Massingham

Joe Massingham was born in the UK but has lived the second half of his life in Australia. Major employment has been as a Navy officer, university student from first degree to PhD, tutor, lecturer and Master of Wright College, University of New England, NSW. Has run his own business but retired early because of cancer and heart problems and now spends time waiting to see medical practitioners, writing poetry and prose and smelling the roses. He has had work published in Australia, NZ, Canada and India.

        
      
       
            
              

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Terracotta Soldiers


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Formed in terracotta,
these men made China; old warriors
for a brave new world,
guarding the Emperor much
as the party now shields the
all-powerful father figure,
inheritor of Mao’s mantle,
Chairman of the Party, from
reality.

 

 

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