What’s in a Flint?

The local stone.
Sussex is built on.
Houses are built from.
Hard enough to weather storms.
Pebbles rounded by  swash and backwash, year after year.

You can hone it to a sharp edge
A cutting tool, an axe, a knife, a weapon to destroy
A tool, to create.
A foundation for civilisation.
Fred, Wilma, Pebbles and Dino .

You can make a spark
The beginning of a fire
A cigarette lighter
Pleasure and fun.
The beaches of Brighton.

Inspiring ideas, strength and commitment, lust for life,
‘Our man Flint’  wasn’t James Coburn .

Rob Rosenthal 2012


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