Thursday, December 16, 2010

the gap of fraser's hill

The time at the Gap
The hour ticks away
Odd hour to go up hill
Even hour to descend

Time the hour
Else you will wait
Talking for 60 minutes
At the local Chinese coffee shop

Maybe you can imagine
The scenes where Sir Henry Gurney was ambushed
Right in front of the Rest House and local coffee shop
The Communists waited to ambush the British Resident

Sometimes waiting as if never ends
The minutes slowly ticking away
You can drive up or by the rickety yellow bus
Some hikers walk up to the hill

Then the gate opens
The sigh of relief on the faces
Finally the talk show ends
Driving or walking or bus to the hill

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