Aussie Girl

She’s got sand between her toes
and a sunburnt freckled nose

-she was raised on red dirt roads
where the eucalyptus grows

She goes prawning late at night
with a fish net and flash light

her smile’s warm and bright
and her humour’s soft and light

She’s been taught to never moan
‘cop it sweet and hold your own’

like the land that she calls home
she will weather the unknown

Whitewash running at her feet
in the lazy summer heat

It’s a memory you’ll keep
pure crystal clear and sweet

It’s funny how she shrugs
at the prehistoric bugs

the wildlife’s outrageous
but her laughter’s just contagious

It’s all a part of everything she loves
nobody loves life, like an Aussie does

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8 thoughts on “Aussie Girl

  1. I know her and you captured her well. This is a delightful romp of pure pleasure that cites in rhyme and metre the essence of Australian youth and beauty (you were too humble to mention the beauty so I did). It covers personality, landscape, flora and fauna including some of the more notorious ones. Great imagery and a voice of joy. Very well done.

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  2. Hey, friggen cool to see some stuff like this. New Zealand and AU ain’t really that different in some aspects. Swap RED DIRT for BROWN MUD CLAY and you’re here!

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  3. Oh shit. Sue me….

    She’s got sand between her toes
    and a sunburnt freckled nose

    -she was raised on muddy clay roads
    where the large fern tree grows

    She goes eeling late at night
    with a fish net and flash light

    her smile’s warm and bright
    and her humour’s soft and light

    She’s been taught to never moan
    ‘stuff it sweet and hold your own’

    like the land that she calls home
    she will weather the unknown

    Tarmac running at her feet
    in the lazy summer heat

    It’s a memory you’ll keep
    pure crystal clear and sweet

    It’s funny how she shrugs
    at the prehistoric bugs

    the wildlife’s outrageous
    but her laughter’s just contagious

    It’s all a part of everything she loves
    nobody loves life, like a true blue sheila does

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