Well everyone here it is, this is the black & white version, the colour version is to follow soon.
I am in my 50's & now living in wonderful Cairns, far north Queensland, Australia.
A ex-Truckie of 25 years driving our highways & tracks & our beautiful "outback" & 17 of these my wife & myself operated our own furniture removal business, I love writing poetry be it Aussie "bush", general or war, I am a rhyming poet, have tried free verse but found this very hard for me to do.
I have now self published 2 volumes of my poetry to which I & several other people consider a great achievement as I only started writing in December 2006 & I have never had any formal education in writing (this often shows in my spelling) in fact I was 15 when I made grade 8 ( this is the 1st year of high school in Australia) I stayed for 3 months, then left for the work force.
I suppose my inspiration comes from life in general, memories of my childhood & talking to our ex & present Diggers (Aussie armed forces personel) I have & always will love reading the likes of Henry Lawson, "Banjo" Paterson, C.J.Dennis, Dorothy McKellar, Will Olgilvie among many others.