David Murphy

Stanley, Australia

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Journal

An incident at Forgotten Creek.......

The hushed and muted chatter amidst the gathering of onlookers was a mixture of contempt, and of incredulity. Why did he do it? He didn’t look to be the scoundrel, the scourge, that he was condemned to be…….he looked to be a refined man, attired in the white ruffled shirt, and polished boots, his shoulders held high. The only indication that he knew of his fate was the sadness in his eyes…..and his hands tied behind his back.

…………….And he was remembering, as he was led onto the wooden bridge by the platoon of English soldiers, clanking and jangling, muskets at the ready, the Captain barking his orders. Swaying gently in the cool breeze, the roughened, thick rope, tied into the hangmans noose, hung out over the deep chasm forged over the eons by the flood waters of Forgotten Creek. The hood…

"Thankyou.....for holding my hand....."

In a faraway corner of the farm, I stumbled across the small cairn of rocks, with the little brass plaque, and the memories came flooding back. The propellor had long since rotted, that had long gone, but my mind was very much alive, and as my nostalgic look traversed the land, her words came slowly to me…………They were an eccentric couple, for war-torn England, dashing about the countryside, thrilling the crowds with their stunts and aerial magic, the ancient Tiger Moth never letting them down. With their flowing scarves and leather flying gear, the romantic lives they lead was the envy of all. But what was most obvious, to all and sundry, was the deep affection each held for the other……always, the loving embraces, the eye contacts, were prevalent, and everyone was touched by the camaderi…
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