THE QM's COMPOUND
Fridges, cookers, butane gas,
Buckets, pickets, panes of glass,
Diesel, Petrol. S.F.O.
Nestling where the sandbags grow.
Fence wire, boxes, tentage poles,
Boots with laces, hessian rolls.
Uncivil labour standing by
Respirators - blind of eye.
Prodders, shields and searching screens
Chemicals and dry latrines
TAC and circuit follow signs
U/S braces - latest lines.
Pioneers with hammers raised
fatigue men anxious - eyes all glazed
Drivers searching - long lost trucks
Spray machines for oiled up ducks.
Sinks and basins in the sand
Room for boxes - Pearson's Band?
Empty cases, bottles, bins
piles of corrugated tins.
Although confusion reigns supreme
"Sign it out!" is still the theme.