rebuilding for ferals

Back to: Surviving the Devil: A Song of Fire
Poem #10 from the ‘Surviving the Devil’ collection (unpublished)

Flowerdale was sort of purposefully
built out on the fringes
and up in the bush

it had a particular …

… character

I mean people reveled in the fact
we had no police station
no-one breathing down anyone’s neck
about regulation right
and regulation wrong
and all that

there’s a few of them
up in the hills
had good reason
to keep well out of sight
if you get my drift

it sort of tells you something
when you think how
the whole bunch of us got together
and battled our hearts out
to save the most important building in the town
the pub

it was important before all this
absolutely vital now
and nearly the only place left standing
because of what we did

there’s no question about it
the place just has to be rebuilt

there has to be room in this world
for a few ferals like us
as well

© Frank Prem, 2010

To Poem #11: new heat

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