Raymond Wells is a mature aged postgraduate (PhD) student studying at The University of Western Australia. He has published a book of verse and created watercolours which reflect aspects of the Vietnam War.

Raymond Wells

You tried (myths aside)
suffering indignities
in front of a cycloptic pilate;
on a one eyed world stage
faltering with us
as the media made its muck.

We were… boys playing with the cobra
joined by a culture
in the garden of Gethsemane.
Sensing the same suspicions
Hamlets, made mad by the principles of
trusted ones who walked unwatched.