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The Terror of the Tabletop,

towering over Silverfish and Ants.

Six-legged Lord of the Lesser Insects,

he is caparisoned horse

and knight-rider combined,

an Insect-Centaur clothed

in armour of segmented scales.


Like any battle-scarred Hero

he has fought his share of Monsters;

The famous Battle of the Giant Gecko,

where he lost half an antennae,

and that feat well worthy

of Odysseus and his men;

The heroic escape from the Wolf-Spider’s Den,

from which still spider-silk remains

trap-twisted round one lower limb,

a souvenir of his previous pains.


A Warrior true, he shows no fear

at the Camera’s looming,

but merely backs a little

into a fighting stance;

and stands his ground,

poised as a Samurai Lord

awaiting the enemy’s onslaught.

He waves a warning claw around the air,

and tilts his head at me as if to say,



Now in this unequal combat

it was clear that one must yield.

So feeling dwarfed by his courage,

I bowed and retired from the field.


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October2015 handbill JPIGWBorder

Featuring Reverend Hellfire as Master of Ceremonies.


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The Reverend Hellfire is a practising Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity,

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

The only survivor of the National Peoples Gang.



~ by reverendhellfire on October 25, 2015.

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