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Empire Building

In New York

Handling a dork

Rachel faking



Sat on Broadway

In New York

See Newsies’ talk

Cheap bus taking



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Andrew John
Fat from feedin’
Too well on
A nne* of Eden.

Me, oh man
I was needin’
This God’s plan
A nne of Eden.

Loving this oaf
She’s been kneadin’
Our married loaf
A nne of Eden.

We came in
To parenthood speedin’
Twice within
A nne of Eden.

Home or about
God’s Word readin’
All throughout
A nne of Eden.

Garden weedin’
Over coffee or tea
A nne of Eden.

Our spiritual eyes
See God leadin’
Proof He’s wise
A nne of Eden.

One thing sure
I been heedin’
Wisdom pure
A nne of Eden.


* “nne” is the Swahili word for four.

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As in;

Not yours




A sin.

Stop your(s)


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Kidding Along…

Found a new hood

Not been here before

A father should

Know a bit more?


Driving me places

I’ve never been

Sights n cute faces

Go boy, I’m keen.


It’s fun to see

From half my height

Girl graze a knee

I’ll kiss it right.


Kids grow so fast

But I change most

Each day flies past

Like they eat toast.


Stir me crazy

Pump my pride

No time for lazy

Not on this side


Of sanity now

I’ve said farewell

Oh boy, oh wow

I’m feeling swell


Good one minute

Then fussy an hour

No medal for it

Toddler war power.


We both shall win

If sage I can be

Ain’t no sin

End up wiser than me.


Up so many nights

Strain my love thinner

Giving up the rights

Loved by this sinner.


Grace sure needed

For us to make it

My cry God heeded

Did not forsake it.


And so I die

On this parent cross

Pain joyfully high

Serving Christ my boss.


Abba! Perfect father

I sure ain’t

Your love rather

I want to paint.



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A long seven weeks ago

I can still remember how

Her visit – I used to make my wife smile

Cause I knew if I took the chance

That Kir could make my wife to dance

And maybe she’d be happy for a while.

But November made me quiver

With every paper I’d deliver

Onto Peter Reynolds doorstep

I couldn’t take any more prep

I remember that I cried

Hearing about my stranded Bride

But the Golightly’s took them all inside

The day the visit flied

Fly Fly Miss American Pie

Drove in Jack’s Honda to LAX for to fly…


Did sisters write the book of love

And do you have faith in God above

Because Eden tells you so?

Now that she believes her Kiwi Roll

Can your visit save sisterhoods soul

Since I taught Eden how to dance real slow?

Well you know that my love it is all vain

Caus you saw her joyful in her pain

We both kicked off our dream

With a photo shoot down in the stream

I was a happily married Kiwi buck

With 2 kids and no pickup truck

The day your visit we tried.

Hi, hi, Miss American Pie…


Now for ten days you’ve been on your own

Here Andrew grows fat on a chicken bone

But that’s not how it used to be

When sister babysat for the King and Queen

A role you learnt from the Howard team…

Jack hiding behind a big stick

After hot-pooling

Cause sisters are the hood’s only friend

And as I write upon this page

My hands are clenched in fists of rage

No angel born in heaven

Can break the sisterhood leaven

But as your plane climbed high into the night

My world was returned aright

I was laughing Kirstie Delight

The day your visit died

I was singing…

Bye, bye, Miss American Pie…


But now my girl she sings the blues

And I asked her what was the bad news

But she just shied and turned away.

I went down to my sacred prayer room

Where I’d first heard “the visit” tune

But the God-man said another visit wouldn’t play

Now our rooms are filled with Tazara’s screams

Zeke loves to cry, this poet dreams

But not a word is spoken

Christ in Eden’s belle is broken

And the three men I admire most

Me, Myself and I won’t toast

Your catching a plane for the East Coast

The day the visit died.

Now I’m singing…

Why, why, Miss American Pie…

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Early Monday morn

September spring sprung

Her Thinging Along song

Into contraction action

Sung sweetest Dawn.

Before oncoming pain

My sweet wife flung

I prayed for long

Against fears traction

Rumbling black train.

River Ridge showtime

Parturition has swung

Forced us headlong

Into pool of exaction

And effort sublime.

Comfort zone squeezed

By Eve’s curse stung

Eden bore down strong

Ousted baby for reaction

A girl! Papa pleased :)

Afterbirth the details

But Mama low-strung

Sounds warning gong

St John ambulatory action

Tearing off. See what entails?!

Theatre the quick reward

Stopping up whats bung

Surging surgical throng

Tazara’s my distraction

Praycing in the Lord.

Grand job doctors do

Bloods in balance hung

Howard gals are strong!

Glimpsing hard fraction

Could of cost me you.

Praise God above

Baby Dickson young

To us we all belong

Beautiful transaction

Of Love.


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‘I do’

Year Two

Sweet Chew

All through

Church Pew

With You

House New

Bedroom Two

Poo Poo

Diapers slew

Zeke Coo

Reading Pooh

“Goo, Goo”

Zealand New

World View

Cows Moo

At You

Baby New!

Deja Vu

Blond Blue?

Boo Hoo

Cramps Rue

Pills Chew

On Cue

Blood Coup

Sister Glue

Trina Flew

Oh Phew

Taming Shrew

She Grew!

Hamilton Zoo

With Nephew

Woo Hoo!

Grace Brew

Essays Due

God Knew

For True

Us Too

Year Two

‘We’d Do’.

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