Charlie’s Poems


Poem 1 - brothers hate others

After leaving school I was often upset when my intellectual disability prevented me from getting a job. My mother would say, “Don’t worry about it, you have a job, you are a poet.”

Now that my poems have been published I can accept that what she told me is true. From now on, if anyone asks what I do, I will say with confidence, “I am a poet”.

I hope you enjoy my poems as much as I enjoyed writing them.

– Charlie

Poem 1 Brothers Hate Others

Poem 2 The Sea

Poem 3 Lecturette

Poem 4 My Thoughts About School

Poem 5 Winter is Leaving

Poem 6 The Summer

Poem 7 Dog’s Tale

Poem 8 Windy Day

Poem 9 Trying

Poem 10 Stranger

Poem 11 Grandma

Poem 12 On a Rainy Day Like This

Poem 13 Tired Out

Poem 14 The Parakeet

Poem 15 Outside Boonah

Poem 16 Australia in the Evening

poem 17 Man in My Life

Poem 18 A Poem on Fathers Day

Poem 19 The Stockmans Daughter

Poem 20 Mums Trip to Sydney

Poem 21 Thank You Volunteers

Poem 22 Claudette Bridget

Poem 23 Thank You from Charlie