Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Poem 90 of 230:  THE ORDER OF THE DAY

When I read “Faces in the Street,”
    A poem by Henry Lawson,
Born a century afore me,
    I sigh: “The same woes still gnaw on.”

Yes (though technology has changed
    The patterns of human life-ways),
In both the town and the country,
    Crude inequality just stays.

Yet, sometimes, on our broadcasts,
    Humanitarians do say
That there’s enough resource for all -
    With “share” the order of the day.

(C) David Franks 2003

Monument to poet Henry Lawson,
within Sydney's Domain; 28/11/19