Terry Dawson

Bronze Star - 2,224 Points (1955 / Harare, Zimbabwe.)

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Terry Dawson was born in 1955 to farming parents in the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia. He has been a soldier, game keeper, beekeeper and farmer. He lives now in rural eastern Zimbabwe. more »

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The Skeleton Coast

Across the Uhab river's dry bed
Lies a land unlike any other,
An arid plain beside the sea,
Of wild, mysterious beauty.
Land of majesty, wonder and awe
In pastels, seven colours of sand
That stir a man from within
To be his most and to strive ever for more.

And fog rolls in on chill, chill winds
From a cold, cold treacherous sea.
Beheld there incongruous things
Like ships, now skeletal wrecks,
Adrift on an ocean of sand
Mile upon mile from the shore.
White-bleached driftwood there
Castaways from far distant land.

And in the vastness ...

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