ELTHAM HIGH SCHOOL ANTHOLOGY
Murphy Billings 2015
The Long and Winding Road
The long and winding road can only be found by the pure of heart.
The long and winding road is said to lead to an enchanted paradise.
The long and winding road is fabled to make many a man’s life better.
The long and winding road is made of glimmering gold.
The long and winding road is the road I chose.
The long and winding road led me home.
I saw the locket glittering on the ground.
It was once lost but now it is found.
I saw the locket glittering on the floor,
I picked it up and said no more.
It was once lost, but now, found.
I opened it and heard a sound.
A sound I heard, so pure and clear,
So beautiful I trembled in fear.
That sound I heard was telling me something…
The end is near.
He is happy but also sad.
He is sad but also glad.
He may be happy, sad and glad, but what you don’t know is he’s also…
Mad he is! Oh so mad! So mad he said MOOoOooOO to a kangarOOOoOOOoOooO.
Although I guess, we are all a little mad too.
Oh yes, it’s true.
The Cloud Gazer
I stood at the edge of the sea, staring into the sky.
The sand was soft under my feet as the cool, clear water rose up to my ankles.
The gentle waves lapped against the rocks as the ocean was lit up with magnificent colours reflected from the clouds.
I gazed out to sea as the water rose up to my knees and the sky darkened.
I sighed as the sunset faded into nonexistence.
However all good things must come to an end.
If you can only give 50%, then give 100% of that 50%
Said by my sensei, Kiley Baker.
What's In Space?
“What’s in space?” I often wonder, because I don’t know much about it.
“I know that there are Planets, Stars, Comets, Asteroids and Moons.
“Rockets and Spaceships probably with ASTRONAUTS using Spoons”
“Meteors and Meteorites…” “Wait, are they the same thing?”
“Floating among clusters of Space Junk…”
“A UFO… and an Alien King!”
“Are there green space aliens that come from planets made of Cheese?
Why are the aliens green? Do they eat broccoli, asparagus and peas?”
“Are there giant, flying space monsters with huge tentacles that glow in the dark?”
“And when they flap their wings does it make a spark?
Do they soar around eating entire galaxies for dinner?”
“Oh yes, and when they only manage half a galaxy, they get considerably thinner.”
“Gee golly, that would be scary!”
“What, getting thinner?”
“No! Being eaten by a flying space monster with glowing tentacles.”
“In space are there long-legged frogs wearing bobble hats and goggles?”
“Yeah, they’re called Froggles.”
“Wow, Space sure is a weird Place.”
The Rollercoaster Of Life
Not many people realise this,
But life is like a\\ Rollercoaster!
It can make you feel sick,
Or wild, alive and daring all at the same time.
It is full of ups and downs,
It can go round, and round,
And even turn upside-down!
Remember after every down there is an up,
And when you feel like you’re going to fall and crash on the ground,
Something happens and turns things around!
It can feel like you’re on a looooooooooooooooooooong ride to nowhere,
Or the wild ride to somewhere.
But in the end we all get off,
So make the most of it and enjoy the ride!
That’s the Rollercoaster of life.