Paul Warren

Gold Star - 61,831 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia - The Outback Accident - Poem by Paul Warren

In the north of South Australia in the Outback
Two geologists were driving on a dusty track
One was going west and one was going east
The track was battered and was a beast

Both drivers were in the centre of the road
And each other not driving in safety mode
So as they broached the top of a hill
They met and there was an accident spill

There was some luck and neither was killed
But both had broken legs as it was dealt
And they were taken by Flying Doctor plane
To share a room in Hospital to end this refrain.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country, police

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This occurred when I was posted to Whyalla and the two turned up in hospital with their broken legs. I took their statements from them. Probably the only two vehicles in hundreds of miles and they managed to have a head on collision. They were in good spirits and laughed about it.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 28, 2016


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