Shadows on the Goldfields..

The last feint rays of the setting sun fall gently on the track..
leaving shadows and the memories around the old Prospectors shack…..

The shadows and the memories……..relics of the past…
a wagon wheel stands idle by a broken rusty shaft……..

A windlass stands waiting………..for the tired and workworn hand…
of the Prospector who toiled to find the Gold buried deep in the land…..

The bucket now is rusted……………the rope is hanging free…..
they stand as lonely sentinels…….of days that……. used to be

And by the side of the old wooden shack on a dusty…sloping crest…..
you’ll find where the last old Prospector was gently….. laid to rest…….
Please tread with care this Hallowed Land…………
for others will come..where you now stand……..
but the Ghosts from the past will linger on……….
Long………….Long after…
you have gone……………

Shadows on the Goldfields..

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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I am sure everyone has ‘seen’ these monuments to mans tanacity…….
these monuments to me remind me that they are a sign of HOPE…..because this was all that kept these Pioneers going……Hope……….through hardship that man today could not cope with……So please take photographs when you ‘see’ them..
keep them…show them to your grandchildren………soon Time and weather will take all these signs…..will you help me to keep these Ghosts alive……..

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