Australia! Land of Freedom! I don't think so! Do you?
Look at this very lengthy list of things you are NOT to do!
This is at Merewether Beach, which I've praised in many a verse,
But you'd have to say these instructions are verging on the terse!
And look at the hidden dangers! By rights we should be scared!
We should be praising highly those swimmers who have dared!
They use that strong word 'Hazardous'! Enough to curl you hair!
The only word that's missing is that chilling word 'Beware!'
Is it any wonder that the pool is where I swim
For every other area sounds positively grim.
Yet there they are! The surfers! Lighthearted as they can get!
The notice is there for all to read but have they read it yet?
P.S. When I look closer my worries start to fade;
The Powers that Be have granted us access to First Aid!
Sometimes it happens here: