The Jewish Cemetery

A tarnished ornament.
Hangs beside the ragged tin shack swordfish scrapyard.
Glistening in the last rays of this Indian Summer.
Concrete jungle memories
Adrift amongst the green moss headstones.
Awash with past lives in far away places
From Russia, Poland and Nazi occupied Europe
Carved in stone lost worlds
And forgotten dreams
While children climb fences
Looking for lost footballs
And chasing Joseph amazing dreamcoat butterflies.


Poem Extracts

"Deep Well
The raw track takes shape,
Fresh wooden sleepers laid down.
Wrought iron tracks welded securely into place.
Silver lining slowly unfurled
Sweet papers finally unwrapped
Rail sidings built at Deep Well
water tower erected
Station house with broad skittle playing verandah built."

Deep Well