Tomorrow morning (AEST) I will be reading a poem that I wrote especially for White Ribbon Day. The poem will be read at the Mayor’s breakfast at the Cultural Centre in Katoomba which starts at 7:30am. The poem I’ve written is based on the structure of a web page on the White Ribbon Australia site. If you click on the link “Act Now” you will be taken to a page titled “Be an active by-stander”. Hence the structure and title of the poem “The Active By-Stander”. The poem is written from a particular point of view. It took me to a very dark place, so dark that my friend asked me to preface the poem by saying it is not auto-biographical.
I will be posting it tomorrow morning.