The Prospectors.....

They came from places far and wide, a strange and motley band…
they came to find the gold thats buried deep in our sunburned land…..

They’d never know the price they’d pay , for the Gold buried deep in the gorund…
But their headstones are there windblown and bare,
and for some all thats left is a mound…..

Still they came and toiled in the blistering sun and worked till their bodies were spent
their skin would dry…..their bones would ache…..
but the sun would not relent…..

Days wore on and weeks went by and tales of the diggings were told…..
of how men would steal…rob and cheat……even Kill….
for the earths hidden treasure…….Gold….

Sounds of Picks and shovels could be heard both night and day….
the Pospectors swore …. for their backs were sore ….but it was the only way……
They KNEW there was Gold to be found there..for hadn’t the tales often told..
of a ‘new chum’ straight up from the City..fell over a rock and found Gold….

So they sweated and toiled and dug deeper…in search of the gold in their dreams..
all the Hardship……..suffering and dying would end..when they found the big seams…

This one Dream kept men going each day to a hole in the ground……
each evening a Prayer….each morning they’d swear..that TODAY their big strike would be found……..

Some of them did strike it lucky……..and some gave it up and grew old….
for a Prospectors Life was hardship and strife…
and DEATH in the search for Gold………..

The faces have changed now….the Graveyard has grown……..
since those first Pioneers came to settle……
Now………they dig with machines to fulfill mens dreams…
of finding our lands precious metal……………………………………….

The Prospectors.....

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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