As I sit and ponder
The meaning of life I wonder
The purpose of our existence
My mind offers no assistance
Thoughts run wild and get stuck in my head
Exhausted and drained, I drift off to bed
Suddenly I awaken from my slumber
It has come to me in the form of a number
Just like that, out of the blue
Life’s meaning is forty-two
About the poet
For the inaugural Dubbo Writers’ Festival Cup in 2022, Lee Robinson wanted to write something short and geeky that would capture the attention of our judge. Lee turned 42 this year and decided to try his comical thread in a poem. He certainly succeeded!
Lee enjoys writing fiction pieces (short stories or plays) with a dry comical theme. He loves the spirit of adventure and this reflects in his stories. He enjoys creating stories and fun fictional pieces and find it a great way to relax and escape away for a while. Lee also enjoys writing about the LGBTIQ experience in today's society.
Lee has had multiple plays performed in Dubbo, Mudgee, Sydney and Bathurst and has also published short stories for ABC Open. He hopes to have one of his full length plays performed nationally in front of a large audience. And he would like to finish his novel one day!
The book Fairy Tale by Stephen King is Lee’s favourite book of the past year and it kept him turning the pages well into the night.