The city and the creek

My ancestors jumping, playing in the creek,
Where now covering the land is built a vast city bleak,
Such a pity we have to ruin natures beautiful things,
And make them like human constructions, not unique,
Building all the time we add more boutiques,
Wasting our precious land for the want to fit the right physique,
Now our kids will never get to play in the creek,
Because they won’t admit what we did wrong, we are too weak

~ Evie, year 8, Glenunga International High School

People Swimming in Pool, State Government Photographer, 1931, History Trust of South Australia