Behind The Facade

Behind The Facade

by Camille Barr


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ISBN-13: 9780648128304
Publisher: Camille Barr
Publication date: 07/12/2017
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Born 1978 in Byron Bay, Australia, raised in and around the hills of Byron, before it was hip. During a time when alternative lifestyles were the cheap option; alternative meant a kind of weird different; a bucket toilet in the woodshed with a resident carpet snake watching from the beams above; wearing thrift shop clothing as it was all that could be afforded and copping the taunts from peers as they realise you are wearing their old clothes.

As Byron changed, Camille discovered she couldn't keep up with the ready-made hipster trends that were descending. As a consequence she moved to Torquay, Victoria, in 2005. Becoming terribly homesick she moved home to Byron in 2006. Alas she still wasn't a hipster, and moved back to Torquay in 2013.

The irony is not lost on Camille, that if people stopped dropping the Byron Bay name like it's the name of a famous friend, then perhaps there would still be a place in Byron for the non-hipster. But trust a poet to contribute to her own misery; perhaps her inner hipster is emerging after all. Poetry certainly seems to fit the profile, ironically she has been writing poetry since the age of 9. As usual she had arrived far to early to the party to ever be considered cool.

Table of Contents

Table Of Contents


Behind the facade

To love another

Lines and layers

Addiction – the other side

Friendship is…


The rise of hope

The social experiment

Just a dreamer

Further perception


A moment of clarity

Should we fight?

Saying no

Power of authority

Letting go


A theory on conscience

A time well spent



Eradication of absurd wealth

The beauty that is found

Poetry lives

Not perfection


Solitary confinement of those left behind

The truth cannot be forgotten

No integrity to their written word

Blind obedience will not do


Evil does not know its own name

‘Rainbows and sunshine’

Nothing new

Constantly entertained

The unknown

About that bird that sings

The artful way

Asleep at the wheel

Public opinion


Fear of failure

A poem to brighten the day

What would you say if you knew?


Don’t take me to be a fool

The day has passed me by (not to try)

I am saddened to have grown

Renting time

Experience forms understanding

The alien refugee


Welfare diversion

The nature of creation

What a pity

No box to tick

Coming home

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