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Rita Diplock’s amazing poetry

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Oak Tree Retirement Park Avenue is home to a very talented poet, Rita Diplock. Rita has a passion for poetry and has won a number of competitions for her work, including 2nd place in the Royal Queensland Show’s Bush Poetry Competition! Rita often holds poetry readings for her fellow Oak Tree Park Avenue residents, which they all thoroughly enjoy, and has launched a CD which showcases all of her poems.

Residents and family and friends gathered together to celebrate Rita's amazing achievement and hear first hand some of the beautiful poetry featuring on her new album.

The residents at Oak Tree love to share their talents with each other and support one another in their achievements.

Piggy Toes and Little Miss Muffet are poems written by Rita in 2020 in light of COVID-19.


By Rita Diplock

This little piggy went to market

And this little piggy stayed home.

He’d heard of COVID 19

And wisely did not roam.

This little piggy bought lots of rice

So he’d have lots to eat,

But searching for loo paper,

Met only with defeat.

This little piggy worked from home,

So had no lack of wealth,

But supervised home schooling,

Which strained his mental health.

The pig who went to market

With no precautions taken,

Ended up in ICU

And none could save his bacon.


By Rita Diplock

Little Miss Muffet

Jumped off her tuffet

And screaming, ran swiftly away.

A very big spider

Had crept up beside her

And she felt it unsafe to stay.

That she thought him bad

Made the spider feel sad,

For his motives had really been good.

He’d thought to surpris’er

With hand sanitizer,

But found himself misunderstood.