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Monday, December 20, 2004

Quite depressing

Having received an email notifying me that destruction was beginning on Willis Street (aah technology) I nipped up the road for a look and a bit of a shout at the bastards. (I missed the earlier excitement.) I must say that it was pretty depressing to watch, I very nearly cried. But something I must share with you all. A friend of mine wrote this and gave his permission for it to be reproduced, so here goes... Oak park, Inverlochy, Abel Smith, Willis, Kensington, Tonks, Cuba, Arthur... It’s chopping down a tree to count the rings It’s holding a mirror’s gaze and telling it it looks fat It’s sub-dividing the family graveyard It’s feeding babies to the old people It’s selling the roots to buy leaves It’s trading love for money It’s trading money for love It’s giving away your hard truth It’s Just, But, and Should Selling the water for softdrinks Selling the land for glass-beads and dvds Selling the children to buy them a future It’s a life spent keeping score It’s every time you say sorry when someone beats you It’s chopping down a tree to count the rings Matthew Simcock Wellington December 2004


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