Fern Smith with a poem.

in the dark lightly 

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nine in ten
walk with family
walk with friends

eyes wide open
darting sideways
hand on phone
in the dark lightly

nine in ten
walk with family
walk with friends

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ears stretching out
nostrils  alert
ready to scream
in the dark lightly

nine in ten
live with family
live with friends

don’t ogle
don’t say a word
keep your hands in your pockets
your feet on the ground
don’t turn around
keep away

nine in ten
walk with family
walk with friends

she hid in the cupboard
she fled down the street
she slid through the cracks
in the dark lightly

nine in ten
call a friend
call family

in the dark lightly

by Fern Smith Monday 5.00pm  9th September 2013

This is poem brought me to the verge of tears, because this was written on the plinth earlier that day.
I hadn’t realised it had already been a year…
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Jill touched many Moreland women.
Let us all be safe.
Let our community be safe.
Let it be more than 9 in 10.

xx

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