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Maureen K Clifford
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HUNG

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:43 pm

HUNG ... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet

So hang our farmers out to dry, and bugger you mate I'm OK ....
not good enough by half old chum, this isn't the Australian way
Our ANZAC forbears won't agree. This is not why they fought the fight
they fought for freedom, lives were lost, presuming we'd know wrong from right.

So hang our farmers out to dry, just leave them struggle on their own,
I mean to say, only a fool would try to farm on desert loam.
Good grazing land that's near the coast, is hidden now 'neath concrete pads.
and fancy houses, swimming pools, no thought to food at all. How mad.

Our farmers, seems are obsolete, our food it seems comes from the stores.
And fresh milk never will taste sweet when not home grown, our herbivores
all sent to slaughter, near all gone, sharing the fate of dinosaurs.
We've hung our farmers out to dry - clean food alas - we have no more.

Just hang our farmers out to dry, their day has passed, they're obsolete.
They're merely inconvenient bloodsuckers at our Government's feet.
They never get it right it seems, they plant their crops in time of drought,
and silly buggers whinge and moan whenever their water runs out.

Oh we are far smarter than they, we have no use for what they make.
All food can be made in a lab these days, OK it isn't Jake
but add enough sugar and salt and advertise it to extremes
and silly punters flock to buy it thinking it the food of dreams.

In years to come, if years we have still left upon our planet doomed
perhaps some scientist will see the elephant that's in the room.
And then with sage expression state - "Alas we got it wrong ." Too late!
We've hung our farmers out to dry, and they have gone. So sorry Mate.
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Post by Catherine Lee » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:21 pm

Good one Maureen - this really packs a punch. It is truly heart-breaking what these farmers go through and too often people forget what we owe them.

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Post by Shelley » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:35 pm

Well said, Maureen. Farmers are certainly in dire straits, particularly in the drought-affected areas.
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Post by Terry » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:21 pm

I can feel the passion in your words Maureen - but is anyone out there listening.
Sadly the old Australia that you speak of, is at best, fading fast from our memories, and no one seems to care.
I think of the hard working Australians who worked their guts out, and then fought for this country when we faced our greatest peril.

It also saddens me to see what's happening these days.

Terry

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Re: HUNG

Post by Ron » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:02 pm

Good one Maureen, can appreciate and totally agree with the conviction in your lines! So sad when you think what could be, or more to the point what SHOULD be in regard to the plight of our farmers. Some of the decisions you see made today just boggle the mind. Common sense just ain't so common any more! And yep ''This is not why they fought the fight"!
cheers
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Post by Maureen K Clifford » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:01 pm

Thanks everyone for your heartening words of support. Is anyone listening? Sometimes it seems not and our farmers like our brumbies are heading for extinction, but I am a great believer in acorns - they lie dormant often for years, but then they sprout, and they grow - some make it, some don't, but they don't give up easily. :roll:
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