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OUT WEST

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
by Neville Briggs
OUT WEST


When I moved out west up the red dirt track
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
I worked on the edge of the great outback
And the bull ants bite you on the toes.

I upheld the law in a wild west town
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
Where Hairy Man haunts as the sun goes down
And the bull ants bite you on the toes.

On the hot dry nights boys were worse for drink
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
Head spins and a fight got them in the clink
And the bull ants bite you on the toes.

Now I miss the shimmering mulga plain
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
A pull on the heart that I can’t explain
And the bull ants bit you on the toes.

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am
by Terry
Who'd be a policeman Neville?

Especially in Bull Ant country.
Fairly lyrical too, could be a song as well as a poem.

Cheers Mate

Terry

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm
by Neville Briggs
Quite right Terry, playing around with a bit of Elizabethan song form. :)

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:39 am
by Duncan Williams
nice poem Neville. well enjoyed.
cheers . Duncan.

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:59 pm
by Shelley
I really like this Neville - a novel subject for an Elizabethan ballad!

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:50 pm
by r.magnay
Better trade those Japanese steel caps in for a pair of RM's I reckon Neville...

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:17 pm
by Neville Briggs
Cheers Ross.. :) I was trawling through a second hand bookshop on the net recently and a copy of your book appeared in the list. ;)

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:20 pm
by Ron
Know what you mean Nev, (From my experience out west many years ago) something about out there that seems to call you back! Um it's not the bull ants though. :D
Ron.

Re: OUT WEST

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 pm
by r.magnay
Gday Neville, 12 months or so back, I was doing some work at one of the local fish factories, it came to the attention of one of the young blokes there that I had written a book of poetry, he got so excited he got on line and found several copies...all over the world ! I said I still had a couple of copies but he had already ordered one on line...at more than what I was selling them for! Some of them were for sale at double what I ever sold them for....imagine what they will be worth when I die... :roll: