The Highway to Old Gundagai

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The Highway to Old Gundagai

The golden towers of Babylon

Have long been overgrown

The deserts sacred oases

Are dried up wells, poisoned by the sky

The yellow brick road

Has melted into tacky bitumen

The bridge over troubled waters

Rests upon crumbling arcades

The long and winding journeys

Twist beyond modern barricades

The highway to old Gundagai

Has turned into a forbidden causeway

And the stairway to heaven

Is becoming a slippery cascade

Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

30 thoughts on “The Highway to Old Gundagai”

    1. Yes “Changi” was good TV/series … and the song seemed to tie in with thoughts from comparing ancient times, with our modern situation … Thanks Kate .. Oh I’ve been out all day with Geelong Writers Committee work … It was a big day …

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  1. Vivid poem, but it presupposes that we’re heading for a shitstorm in the world. I argue contrary-wise in THIS article:

    In this article, tl;dr, I explain how civilization has achieved, finally, a death grip on the world that it will be unwilling to let go of and that secures itself for future generations even in the face of apparent obstacles. I explain that the impossible is now the possible.

    — Catxman

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