Death in the Outback
There is a headstone in the Outback
About a Halfway along the Birdsville track
Written on it Thomas William Noel Treloar
Who was accidentally drowned in Coopers Creek’s fatal shore
He was aged in years six and twenty
Dying on 6 October in 1920
But the curious thing to be
Is the Track is 900 miles from the sea
Ya know once and a while the Cooper will come down
And flood the creek turning it around
And Tom just happened to be there ya see
To drown in the Outback so far from the sea.
© Paul Warren Poetry
Copyright © Paul Warren | Year Posted 2020
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