On The Lithgow Fire
Since the majority of the Australian population their army admire
by Francis Duggan
They are quickly forgiven when an explosive test gone wrong starts a major fire
Like the huge bush fire at Lithgow that thousands of acres of countryside and a few homes destroyed
A blaze in which many animals wild and domesticated would have died
Though the Lithgow fire was not lit deliberately one has to ask why
On a thirty degree plus day with the grass around brown and dry
With the countryside for miles around as dry as dry hay
One must ask why were they explosive testing on such a warm day?
The Australian tax payers for the Lithgow fire damage the bill have to pay
And that the fire was not lit deliberately does not make it okay
The deliberate lighting of fires is a serious crime
And those convicted of so doing serve years of prison time
But when the army explosive testing start a huge fire on a warm and dry day
No one goes to jail and the tax payers the huge bill does pay.