5.30am foreboding in furry slippers,
signals war and peace; a Government’s
Good old cause;
before Dawn on winter morn,
Cars zoom past a once rural track,
Headlights beam early-shift alarms
Route to Amberley air-base,
where powerful hornets are taking-off
on a mission.
My brain provoked to write a chapter
Where ancient transport is your legs
Marching from one end of the fractured
Kingdom to another – carts carry pikes,
muskets and drums
to where cousins pitch battle
Across Crown lands with bibles
5.45a.m. before sun-rise, hearing
long steady jet bellows overhead,
Five orange lights flashing within moist
Clouds; noisy machines controlled by
Young Pilots trained for flight in strict
Formation, a deadly force which can
Drop bombs from a great height.
Allied to mutual Destruction our warriors
May not realise their DNA origins were
Down there in the cradle of civilisation.
100 years ago Lawrence of Arabia had a
sense of being at Home there being a Hero “Scientifically shattering” many bridges.
Legacy ; link to the Queensland Times report on why all the noise….
Lest we forget that Re-drawing of Middle Eastern
Maps in Westminster; war-weary forebears
Came home to rationed hearths, arriving
as shells of former selves with
Little words left to review the theatre of
War to the wife, perhaps a brief mention
you saw your German cousins shooting
Dutifully across the trenches,
when it was only a few Summers
since your families had picnics.
She said, ‘Men, God created them,
then He ordered an eternity of
Chains of command for times of
War and times of Peace.
Under the flight path,
my dwelling is a humble
Plot of Paradise,
Natural light shows soft rain-fall
On freshly bought native grasses
Of Kangaroo Paw, Lomandra variations,
I will grow beauty around me like
A garden in ancient Babylon, or a
Quaker’s conscience, echoing
His pragmatic solution to never-
Ending scraps and weapons of
Mass destruction, to
Candidly get out of the
Arms race, the mad-made farce
And be happy hippies cultivating
The garden restoring an Eden on
Earth with Mass plantings.
It is 7.00am It is Light, so is the
Bird song. I am grateful to be
reminded to buy a rain-water
storage tank, replenish the soil
with compost because
Mother Nature likes to be nourished
And I have been forewarned by Enlightened
Souls who study, to be prepared for
Global warming threat.
EOFY 30/6/2017 link to Hornets story at QUEENSLAND TIMES