Archive for September, 2007

The Verdict…

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

I gave evidence in this trial several weeks ago and have been awaiting the outcome…
The Daily Telegraph
By Angela Kamper
September 17, 2007 02:25pm
BRUCE Burrell has been found guilty of murdering eastern suburbs widow Dorothy Davis.
The verdict comes more than 12-years since the wealthy 74-year-old disappeared when she left her Lurline Bay home. Her body has never been found.
Burrell 54, looked up to the ceiling as the decision was handed down adjusting his tie as Ms Davis’s daughter Maree Dawes sat in the court gallery and cried silently with relief.
“No verdict can ever give us the peace that we so desperately crave,” Ms Dawes said outside court.
“It will only be when we bring her home and bury her with the dignity she deserves.”
Burrell had borrowed $100,000 from Ms Davis for a home loan and killed her after she asked for the money to be returned.
He was convicted of killing Ms Davis on or about May 30, 1995.
Mobile telephone records show that he had visited his Southern Higlands property at Bungonia the day she went missing.
Police searched the property and surrounding area several times but her body was never found.
Burrell will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.
I was in the middle of doing a live radio interview when the announcer apologised to me saying we had to go to some breaking news and then announced that this bloke had been found guilty. I was happy, relieved and saddened – not for him as such although I do feel sad he has made the choices he has – he is a monster and deserves all the punishment he gets. I feel for Dot’s family as it has taken 12 years to get some kind of closure and whilst it is a good outcome nothing will ever bring Dot back or change the pain of the past.
BTW – this bloke is already serving time after being found guilty for the abduction and murder of another lady – a crime he commited after commiting the one he has just been convicted of!

Dreams for Dreamers

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

The man who dreams of nothing
has nothing but dreams
The man who acts on his dreams achieves his goals
has an abundance of the stuff of his dreams
and importantly endless more dreams to dream
The man who does not act
eventually dreams of disenchantment
until finally
hope is lost and he dreams no more
and worse
he loses faith in the abundance that is he himself
sep 04

Legacy

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

You know… the thing is…
I still miss you
I still see your face
your smile your curly hair
I still hear you arriving
at my house on your motorcycle
and remember well
how the whole family jumped up excitedly
and ran out to greet you with hugs
and smiles and declarations of love
And today… almost six year since…
I stand at a bar in a pub having a beer
and think…
who could I ring to say hi
who would I like to catch up with
and your face flashed
in my minds eye
and the empty space in my heart
throbbed
all the pain and hurt still raw
but also frustration
for it is just not possible
good bye my brother
good day my pain
you are gone
yet I remain
and that
is the legacy
of suicide
june 06

Friday, September 7th, 2007

its a lonely place, my aloneness
even amongst the crowd, as I am now
no one sees me
and I am lost
standing in this cavernous station
waiting for my time to come

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

its a lonely place, my aloneness
even amongst the crowd, as I am now
no one sees me
and I am lost
standing in this cavernous station
waiting for my time to come