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.

God's Garden

The heavy metal thrusts above

Our garden stinks below

And in between we chemicals

To spirit form do grow.


The rank and weedy waste piles up

The sea is sick and grey

To move is first to sweep or dodge

The rubble of yesterday.


Mind is pure, yet with body encumbered

Must dust off the atoms of time

And we are the baggage stuff

Vaporous powder puffs

Abstracts in God's clogging mind.


Like vertical pillars of salt we do stand

Immersed in the great glue of mind

And we are the heavy ones

We are the stolid ones

Counting our relative times.


In building block concepts the planet falls on

Tin cans orbit and mock the vast void

Aeroplanes thrust above

And beneath them we grow

And beneath us God's garden is soiled.