JUST A BLOODY DROP BEAR

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Maureen K Clifford
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JUST A BLOODY DROP BEAR

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:43 pm

JUST A BLOODY DROP BEAR ... Maureen Clifford © The #Scribblybark Poet


Oh don't you worry 'bout me mate I'm just a grey 'drop bear'
that has been dropped right in it and that really isn't fair.
I was minding my own business, up there in the trees
sleeping in the midday sun and chewing bloody leaves.

We koalas thought life was cool here in this special spot
we were not bothering anyone, but it seems it was not
to continue, for they've sold it off to bloody Japanese.
This Aussie Government's a joke they'll bring us to our knees.

They want to mine for coal they say - its hidden underground.
They're going to clear the forests soon for acres all around.
And we'll be like orangutans in Borneo - you'll see -
our forests burnt and felled and cleared. So what becomes of me?

They say they'll relocate us. Well that's a bloody joke,
there's hardly any land left now, invaded by the smoke
and roads and house developments and cleared for farms and quarries
but don't you give a thought to us - please don't add to your worries.

We're just a small marsupial - endangered ? Yes we are.
We'll end up like the Thylacine - viewed through a glass walled jar.
The farmers here don't want the mine - they're worried 'bout their water
and Barnaby is speaking out and so he bloody oughta.

All for a bloody coal mine! Shenhua Watermark it's named.
If Aussies let it go ahead they will be truly shamed
when they lose another icon - a Koala up a tree,
just one more thing they'll make extinct . You doubt it? Wait and see.
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Re: JUST A BLOODY DROP BEAR

Post by Shelley » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:22 pm

Good play on words for a very serious and sad issue, Maureen.

You should send this one to Wally Finch ... the original "Drop Bear"!
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Re: JUST A BLOODY DROP BEAR

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:05 am

Yes, sounds very sad, Maureen.
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Post by Maureen K Clifford » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:54 pm

Thank you Stephen and Shelley - it is sad because without the water they really are buggered and fracking is poisoning the underground water tables. :evil: I read some time ago that Australia is losing its mammals at a quicker rate than most regions in the world.... what the hell is wrong with us that we are allowing/causing that to happen. :o
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