Elly McDonald


Pavement Song (1981)

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Insofar as he is my friend

He is my friend

Only because I insisted on it

Fighting for everything

Fighting over everything

Eight years on and not yet exhausted

He says

Why do you have to take everything so hard?

You make

Everything so hard

And we laugh, we both believe

You must fight for your life

Be fierce

Fight tough

it’s easier with a friend

My friend

Author: Elly McDonald

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer. For the first 20 years of my working life I worked as an entertainment journalist, publicist, PR consultant and in advertising and media agencies. In the second 20 years, I worked in marketing roles at non-profit organisations then retrained as a teacher, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees. Also did miserable McJobs, and a long, happy stint at an art gallery.

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