Mark Clark

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Mark Clark is an Aussie songwriter, scriptwriter, voice over, author and drama coach. He was Pip in the ABC's version of Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians.

Bullet's, Bomb's and Canonballs

I was hit by a bullet the other day

It must have come from miles away

'Cos it didn't hurt much at all.

A passer-by, who heard me yell

Approached me with a tale to tell

About a canon ball.

It seems that he was keeping goal,

A grim patrol, for the day was wet

And he was caked in mud and sweat

When a ball he spied

And so he dived

And it took him through the net.

And then a woman who had seen

What just had been

Said that once she'd been on a trampoline

When a bump she felt,

And the ground she saw,

And when she woke,

Upon the floor,

Beside her there

In two was spliced

A thermo nuclear device.

Unlikely though these stories are

Once a woman was hit by a falling star-

It was of course a meteor

And her leg was sore

But what is more the earth it falls

Like bullets, bombs and canon balls

And if by chance we fell on God

I wonder if we'd wake the sod?


Date written: Late 1984