cheer the call

Three contributions this week to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 67 with key words Cheer & Call. Learn more about this creative haiku challenge and see great poetic minds at work  here

The first is for nature lovers, the second for people power lovers and the third for food lovers.


cheer us up

young one needs feeding

its your call

This family of magpies regularly arrive on our front fence and proceed to perform for food. The baby (on the right) soon learnt to be particularly acrobatic and is performing a half roll along the bricks. If there are no dogs or cats around they become very brave  and actually wander into a house half a block away looking for food.


call and cheer

so politicians hear

the people

In September 2013 a conservative government was elected in Australia. They proceeded to govern by attacking  opponents, critics and most elements of equity and fairness in  Australian society and generally acted with divisiveness and deceit . This July 2014 image shows people protesting against the 2014 budget that was so horrendous it contributed significantly to the collapse of support and trust for this government by a huge majority of the population. Recently the governing party acting in survival mode replaced the prime Minister  and the Treasurer subsequently resigned. We have basically the same governing politicians with much the same policies however there is now an element of inclusiveness and concern, even a little humanity from the new leadership team. Very soon there will be many books released analysing this last two years of political experimentation in Australia.


call in here

for coffee and scones

to cheer up

The Merchant of Malmsbury, a wonderful relaxing break for delicious home made scones and jam and cream on the Calder Highway journey to Bendigo.


12 thoughts on “cheer the call

    1. Thanks Al, that inspires me. Living in Australia under near fascist rule for 2 years has not cheered me along with about 90% of the population however things have changed for the moment. People power through internet mobilised action sites has certainly tipped the balance of influence back to the masses.

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  1. You went all out this week with a multi- theme selection. I like them all. The magpies must be quite entertaining to watch. We just had an election and finally the electorate booted out a Conservative government that should have gone ages ago in my opinion. Interesting days lie ahead as we see what the new government does.


    1. Thanks Janice. That was certainly great news for Canada. Our recently dumped climate change denying PM was a mate of your climate change denying ex PM. They both got what they deserved. Our planet is more important than their petty political games. Trudeau sounds like he has some credibility. And yes the magpies are fantastic. They are very intelligent and choose their human friends.

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  2. A great trio but my favourite is the more political one in the middle! One of the nice things about turfing out our conservative PM after 10 years is that people seem to have rejected the racism and divisiveness he campaigned on – restores a little faith in ‘the people’.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I know how all voting Canadians who care must be feeling. Our recently deposed PM, (by his own governing party) was the reason we were marching that day, (in there image).
      Both he and your ex PM were close political friends and seemed to plan divisive, irrational policies together. They are both now in the safest place politically. Does Murdoch have much media power in Canada?

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      1. Murdoch doesn’t own any newspapers or tv stations in Canada. One of the strategists that the conservatives brought in for the recent election here was from your conservative party in Australia – didn’t work out so well.


        1. Canada is very lucky to be Murdoch free,the nation must make sure it stays that way. Great to hear the Australian strategist contributed to the Conservative defeat. He was probably as dumb as our previous PM who famously referred to Canada as CANADIA.

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