The Cyclone................

The Warning came early…
A cylones on its way…..
heading in our direction..
and will “hit” …..sometime today……
Then a Bustling ..Urgent ..Hurry….
a scurrying to and fro….
making sure that everything..is tied down Tight for the ‘blow’

Each sheet of roofing iron..
nailed down tight………..in place…
the tension starts to show itself….
on a tired Bushworn face……

A silent thought…..a Prayer goes out..
to the Stockmen out on the track….
unless they can find some shelter….they’ll never make it back….

For a Cyclone shows no Mercy to the People on the Land…
it flattens everything in sight…..then covers it with Sand….

The winds are getting stronger…there’s a Huge Cloud overhead…
everything is coated in a Dusty Earthy Red……
It tears at the dorss and windows…trying to get in..
a Water Tank gets tossed around…like an empty sugar tin….
There’s no way out….you can’t escape ..there’s no place you can hide..
for now you just wait for the Cyclones Eye….then you Wait for the other side…

Sometimes we just have to wonder, what Mother Natures all about….
she’ll send us Storms and Cyclones…..then she’ll send us years of Drought…
For life on an Outback Station will age you and send you Grey….
from mustering cattle out in the bush…..and shearing 12 hours a day….
A Station Wife’s lot is no better….its hard work the whole year through..
we cook and we sew…….we Teach and we Grow…we’re the Doctor
and Carpenter too…..

But wait..!! there’s a deathly Silence………
we glimpse a speck of sky…….
for a little while now we’ll have breathing space……as we wait…
in the Cyclones Eye……

But the wind and dust are back again….and we look for a place to hide..
we pray to God it won’t be long till we’re through the ‘other’ side……
We huddle close to the children and we try to make them smile…..
we pray that the rageing Beast outside will be gone…
in a little while……

The rageing winds are now easing……all thats left is the rain….
tomorrow we start picking the pieces up….
start our work over agin…

Its quiet now……..the Cyclones gone……
but my Heart is filled with sorrow…..
as I look at all the wreckage………the Mess…….
I Thank God…..there’s always
Tomorrow……….

The Cyclone................

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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just another Memory..of my ‘time’ in the Australian Bush…..
I dot want to experience it again..but would not have missed it for the world…..

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