Bushfire (The Australian Spirit)

My last saucepan
Amid the ashes
A last possession
But never enough to stop me
Boiling the water
I lost everything
We’re not losing our cup of tea
We’re not giving up
There is hope
Even if my house has gone
Are hanging on
And I must help
I’ll build again
There is no time for feeling sorry
Only for pouring the tea
For heroes

2 thoughts on “Bushfire (The Australian Spirit)

  1. Paul – so poignant and yet so bloody simple…

    So the Aussie way.

    I’d love your permission to post a link to this poem on my Facebook page – I think its most fitting at this time during Victoria’s Bushfire Tragedy.

    What do you think?

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