~changing of the dog fence guards~

They stopped by the rusty gates
and one lit up a fag
How’d you go since last month mate
were you hep or did you lag
did you lend a hand to a battling mob
or get cushey in a quarters bunk
or did you give a real good workout to your swag?

The other smiled at his bush road mate
and gave a thought to his words
memories came of all he’d seen
and all the laughter that he’d heard
but there had been some tears as well
anger pitched and lurid remarks
he’d defended some and sometimes to himself referred

Well said the first his ciggy half spent
don’t leave a bloke in suspence
did you get up to anything or not
during your month away from the fence?
I’ve been walking this track and mending wire
and keeping m’self company too
and all for what? to keep dingos north, cos it’s not for the measely ninepence

Never mind about me mate
and what I’ve been up to
hand me your tools and get on off
I know what to do
you go make your own bit of fun
and I’ll see this dog fence through

~ © adgray 2009

~changing of the dog fence guards~

adgray

Frankston, Australia

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Imagine a life fixing this Fence
Thank you Robert Elliot for the focus of these words.

It is an image that is donated to the Phoenix Appeal to assist the Black Sat 09 Bushfire survivors
Chookas! xXx

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