12.15 pm and I’m tapping my legs
I’m craving activity
Energy, action, excitement
But I’m trapped here, having a lesson
Anything but this.
I thought of the ‘one eighties’ back in
Spinning 180, 270, 360 until you reach the
You could go horizontal but that is slow.
You could go zig-zag,
where you are fast and efficient.
I reach the top, my fingers grip
over the dusty edge
Climbing up on to the roof
I feel invisible
no-one ever looks up
I feel unknown.
Michael Yr 12 2019
Coco the cat joined Iris’s swimming lessons.
Iris asked Coco, “Do you like water?”
and said, “NO.”
“Well jump out of the car. Now we are here.”
The teacher yelled, “Go
in the water.
Do 20 laps
in the water
but not Coco.
“I am not
said, “If you don’t
do it drop and give
can’t,” said Coco.
When we got to the dance Coco was so happy.
We went in the door but then we saw a sign that said, “No Animals Allowed!”
Then we thought
about what we could do.
We found a
solution, and it was to put disguises on.
Coco. We have to act natural.”
After we stretched
we went into the dance.
I hope no-one
knows its Coco.
Coco was the best
Is this like a
thing, cats are the best dancers?
Oh oh! Someone
Then the teacher
asked, “Are you ok? Are you allergic to anything!”
Then Coco ran out
the door as fast as she could.
peed and poohed in my room.
not my sister’s room? “Ahh!”
She used all my money just on food WITHOUT TELLING ME! (she is going to jail)
Last morning when I woke up she put a spider on my face and I got so scared I screamed as loud as I could.
woke everyone up in the town.
Celebrate good times come on!
Don’t try this at home people!
Run for your life!
We’re gonna crash!
Come on let’s get out of here!
I win! I win! I win! Oh! Oh!
I don’t know what I won.
Every like in the family is an old man saved from death.
Karma isn’t it!
Kids believe in Karma.
shiny blue topaz – lies buried
in the gravel
the sun’s rays stroke the surface
of the soft saffron water
a trickling waterfall
disguises the chiseled facets
of a hidden cave
at the margin of
a mesmerising blue
‘Thinking About Montmartre’ by Rod Holdaway 2018
Oil on Linen – 51cm x 51cm
4 Person Group Show at Stella Downer Fine Art
12th June to 7th July 2018 Opening June 16th 3pm – 5.30pm
I used to feed my snake
in a separate feeding tank
but now I use the same tank.
I used to love fencing and I still do
I used to fly kites but now I fly drones.
When I fly my drone I can see what it sees
Our house looks very very very tiny.
Snake where did you get your pattern
with the different shapes and colours?
Where did you get your tongue?
What can you taste with that flicking tongue?
Is it fun sleeping all day?
Snakes are a living piece of art