Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

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Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

Post by Terry » Mon May 25, 2020 2:55 pm

It's wet, wild, and windy here, so what better way to amuse myself than with a bit of homework!

Those Who Dare

Where the wedgetails drift across the sky with feathers tipped with gold,
as the early sun shines on them is a sight to now behold.
Though the world may be in lockdown in the cities and each town,
there’s still freedom out there waiting in the outback dry and brown.

There’s no need for social distance in the open space outback,
and the pressure is released then once you start upon the track.
Here the emu’s group together round each creaking station mill,
and all life seems back to normal in the early morning chill.

So the only challenge waiting to be met upon the way
maybe where to pitch your tent, or just how long you wish to stay?
For a timeless land awaits you far from hassles noise and rush,
and the rattle of the trollies in the usual shopping crush.

Though the road ahead is daunting with a long way still to go.
there is nothing wrong with dreaming to ward off this latest blow.
Just remember now the Aussie way when danger threatens here,
“let’s just sort this mongrel out, but first we’ll have another beer.”

© T. E. Piggott

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Re: Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Tue May 26, 2020 8:45 am

Love it Terry - coming in from left field with an absolute dose of positivity and a touch of good old Aussie humour - got to love those non social distancing emus :lol:

Excellent use made of the prompts and quick of the blocks as well. Well done Terry - enjoyed the read immensely .
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Re: Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

Post by Terry » Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 pm

Thanks Maureen

I should be getting stuck into a serious poem or two - for Ipswitch for instance.

Cheers Terry

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Re: Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

Post by Neville Briggs » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:25 am

Well done Terry, very true. Although the way the bureaucrats think, I reckon that if two people were standing together out on the Birdsville Track they would be moved on for not social distancing.
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Re: Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

Post by Catherine Lee » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:55 pm

Love this Terry - you painted a wonderful picture as always, and then then the unexpected ending brought me smiles!

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Re: Those Who Dare - homework 15/6/2020

Post by Terry » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 am

Thanks Neville and Catherine

Hopefully we will start writing of more normal things again in the near future,

Cheers

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Post by Shelley » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:41 pm

Summed up in a nutshell, Terry! Love it.
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