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The Burning Bay poem by Jim Hughes

ABC South East NSW reports:


Jim Hughes from Catalina in the Eurobodalla had his home destroyed by bushfires last month.

Days after the devastation he took pen to paper and wrote this poem about his experience of what happened on New Year's Eve, 2019.

ABC South East reporter Daniel Doody spoke with Jim Hughes, who featured on the ABC South East Saturday breakfast program this morning (08/02/20).


Here is a snippet of the poem... YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE POEM as Jim recites it on radio by following this link:



The Burning Bay

Where fires are burning

For over a month and a day

I live on the coast,

In sunny Batemans Bay

It’s still going on

With no end in sight

There’s no other choice

But to stand up and fight

I’ve had my bloody turn

It came on in a hurry

We did the best we could

There was no time to worry.

It was Roger, Dad and Me

There was Chriso and Mark

Everyone else had left

before the first spark....

📸 Supplied by Jim Hughes

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