An Australian volunteer who was doing whatever volunteers do in PNG.
I was there for 2 years until Dec 2005 .. I hope I made the most of it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

New Wonder

A poem for an event I witnessed today.

A crowd gathered,
Still and silent they gawked
Their focus of attention
Was the only one who talked

Never had it been witnessed
This technological wonder
A truly major step-forward
The only thing left to do was ponder

Where did it come from?
Who paid the cost?
This was highly unusual
Money was usually just lost

Their questions unanswered
No explanation had come
The crowd stayed jealous
As the blades spun

In the green middle
Rode the master
Envy of the eyes
Pushing it faster

Worker of the contraption
Unperturbed and quiet
Going round and round
Contemplative and silent

Handling the controls
Turning the wheel
Making it growl louder
This thing of plastic and steel

The triangle was reduced
skillfully by the owner
The grass sliced up
By the new ride-on mower

Have a good Easter all. I wont be posting again until probably Tuesday, hopefully with an adventure to tell.