statue of captain cook in Avoca Street Randwick

The Captain Cook Bar and Grill

his face remains
the historic statue
static our dead

at our mercy (us)
the lifeless living
alive under him

remembrance at will
and they we are dead still

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine


  • This is my response to the Blogging University course Writing: Intro to Poetry (Day 2 Face )
  • Daily Prompt: Irrelevant
  • I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Location: Randwick (Australia)

historic statue of captain cook

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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