Running Out of Cotton Wool

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Running Out of Cotton Wool


You know I grew up on a farm

Could always have drowned in the lake

Died from the fall of a big tree

Or simply from treading on snake


And then there's the horse-drinking trough

Was always near top (pretty full)

Could easily have fallen from a galloping horse

Or gored by our favourite pet bull


So by today's standards

I'm pretty lucky to be alive




I fear we may soon face a shortage

Of top-grown Australian cotton wool

To wrap up our dear precious children

But also our adventurous ones as well


Of course there is only one problem

Will they discover a world beyond screens?

Which appear to have become widely approved by

So-called protective parents it seems


Don Matthews March 2019



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M.C. Newberry

Tue 12th Nov 2019 14:45

You're welcome. I'm with you on this, Don.

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Don Matthews

Tue 12th Nov 2019 14:43

Well done MC. Thankyou.....

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 12th Nov 2019 14:38

In medicine it's a well-known habit
To find a germ and eagerly nab it
To inject it to get a protective reaction
From the body's defence force faction.
So - in life in general we should act
And understand that it's also a fact
The young need injections of risk and dangers
So when they're older they're not strangers.
Well-meaning adults can play the fool
By cossetting kids in cotton-wool !

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