My land

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Bob Pacey
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My land

Post by Bob Pacey » Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:13 am

  • My Land

    This is my land I love it so
    Just as much as you.
    But you say I don’t belong here.
    That I can never be true blue.

    You tell me this is your land
    it’s beauty yours to claim.
    my ancestry you disregard.
    but isn’t yours the same.

    This land was once a barren place
    untouched by all mankind.
    Your people came from ore the sea
    Just the same as mine.

    We both have fought to keep her free
    our love will never bend.
    It’s history forged in mateship
    lives lost her to defend.

    Against those who would defile her
    as they tried in days of old.
    We cannot change the history
    but her futures ours to mould.

    We now come from many countries
    from places near and far.
    Bringing with us differing cultures
    and that’s what makes us who we are.

    We cannot change what happened in the past
    for there can be no turning back.
    But our lives are joined to mould the future
    for those who follow down the track.

    Six generations now precede me
    and still my family line does swell.
    I respect your history and your dreamtime
    so should you do with mine as well..

    So don’t tell me that I don’t belong
    that this in not my land.
    Don’t try and change the things I cherish
    and just extend a loving hand.

    And join with me to celebrate
    for both, this is our land of birth.
    Just be proud that we all live in
    the greatest place on earth.


    Bob Pacey
The purpose in life is to have fun.
After you grasp that everything else seems insignificant !!!

Jeff Thorpe
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Re: My land

Post by Jeff Thorpe » Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:25 pm

Brilliant Bob: Sentiments shared by many I imagine

Cheers, Jeff

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Re: My land

Post by Ron » Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:02 pm

Nailed it Bob, well done! Thumbs up from me.

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