Save the Mary

Let the Mary flow free
from the mountains to the sea
saving the Lungfish for eternity.
Yes, let the Mary flow free
protecting the Cod fish
for you and for me.
Let the Mary flow free
securing the Turtle
for posterity.
Let her water flow free
from Borumba through Gympie
past Tiaro and Widgee
all the way down to
the warm Fraser sea.
We don’t need to dam it
for electricity
we need it for farmers
to run to the sea.
We need it for tourists
who’ll all come to see
the might of the Mary
when it’s allowed to run free.

Written in 2009.