January 2013

I love a sunburnt country

A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

Remember us in the heat and haze
The ones who stand and guard
No medals we, no weapons too
Save hose and boldened heart.

Remember us when night doth fall
That we remain here still
And when the flames have left their mark
Return to home and hill.

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Terrapod
Terrapod

Our thoughts and prayers to all the residents of Queensland and the tinder dry regions of Australia. May the rain gods hear and provide relief soon. Keep safe.

LCBren
LCBren

The first poem is by Dorothea MacKellar, who died in 1968. Her verse is remembered always.

The second is mine.

Terrapod, this isnt Queensland, this is Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, NSW. Four states in flames.

Terrapod
Terrapod

Thanks Brendan. The local news seems to be speaking of northern Qld. though I did see a bit on Tasmania. What a bloody mess and over that much territory. You need rain and soon but it seems to be staying to the north. Prayers.

LCBren
LCBren

This will give you a better overview

LC EFA
LC EFA

Most of the Northern parts of the country have already burned for the year. Happens every year. You didn’t hear about that ? Guess there ain’t enough folks up here to make it a worthy news item. At any rate – we’ve two cyclones due to form up in the next couple days so here comes that flooding rain the… Read more »

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

This is horribly sad…….my mother born and raised in Australia…….half my ancestry…….my prayers to those people.

LCBren
LCBren

Most of the Northern parts of the country have already burned for the year. Happens every year. You didn’t hear about that ? Guess there ain’t enough folks up here to make it a worthy news item. At any rate – we’ve two cyclones due to form up in the next couple days so here comes that flooding rain the… Read more »

LC EFA
LC EFA

Yeah . Nothing personal man , but those of us living outside the South eastern arc – that is from south of Gympie AND east of the Great Divide – tend to get somewhat sick of our elected leaders (this includes the so called conservatives) and media only discovering that we exist when it is an election year or there… Read more »

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R

Prayers going up.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

Prayers going up.
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Seconded!