Poetry

To Bruce Dawe; Passing Through Australia Day

To Bruce Dawe (Upon reading his poem “Why Liberation from Dictatorship May Take Some Time”)   It is not that freedom is only a word we have heard. We have seen its shining face snarl at our discipline. It is there during every shave and could easily crash the car. Walk off forever with nothing. It is there in bed it is there in sleep in dream it is there. I have seen it whilst welding. Freedom is as deadly as war and you can have as much of it as you can handle.   Our Great and Fearless Leader…

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