Saturday, 10 December 2011

WALKABOUTSVERSE 5 OF 230

Poem 5 of 230:  STATE TO STATE

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From Sydney Town,
    In uni. break,
I drove out west
    To earnings make
Onion picking,
    On the fields
Of Echuca,
    That year’s yields.

                                           After day’s work,
                                               From Y.H.A.,
                                           A group of us
                                               Would not delay
                                           To walk on down
                                               To the dirt rim
                                           Of the Murray,
                                               For a cool swim.

On one such day,
    I do declare,
Some three of us
    Had a big dare
To swim across,
    From state to state,
The wide Murray -
    I took the bait.

                                           Yes, foolishly,
                                               I took the bait -
                                           A choice that I
                                               Would come to hate,
                                           For I almost
                                               Did drown that date,
                                           Making the swim
                                               From state to state.

(C) David Franks 2003
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