Treasure Island

Terence G. Craddock

(Westport New Zealand)

NZ Government Termites Feather Own Caps


rot is in heartwood
drones fill beehive
termites eat rapid

termites eat foundations
termites eat thoughtless
termites eat without ethics

termites eat work solid foundations
termites eat hungry cannibalize
termites ravenous devour rig cage

rot starts with shift share market speculation emphasis
rot starts with sly set net paper profits nothing produced
rot starts with stripping selling nugget assets overseas

New Zealand built on land development
New Zealand built on land managed resources
New Zealand built on colonial pioneering spirit

New Zealand prosperous from timber cut hauled from forests
New Zealand prosperous from gold won from rivers goldfields
New Zealand prosperous from coal mined in hillsides mountains

New Zealand built on harvested bodies whales fur seals slaughtered
New Zealand built on wool meat exported to class Mother England
New Zealand crucified when England joined CCE kiwi trade slashed

New Zealand built on land prospered from land management resources
New Zealand will prosper again with restoration land care farmed uses
New Zealand will boom selling high quality produce to Asian markets

Submitted: Monday, April 14, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 14, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in April 2014 on the 14.4.2014.
Complete version of the split images 'Rot In Heartwood Beehive', 'New Zealand Prosperous Origins', 'New Zealand Harvested Exported Crucified', 'New Zealand Prosperity Restoration' and 'New Zealand Prospered On Hard work Ethic' by Terence George Craddock.

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