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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10 comments

  1. 1
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    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.

  2. 2
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    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.

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    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.

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    This will give you a better overview

  5. 5
    LC EFA growls and barks:

    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 poem talks about.

    If there’s any left over we’ll send it down for you mexicans to fight over. :em07:

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

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

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    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 poem talks about.

    EFA, no one has forgotten you. Me least of all.

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    LC EFA growls and barks:

    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 is a major disaster that they can’t ignore.

    Western Sydney or parts of Brisbane have race riots and etc ? Major news Item. Same happens in a regional town or “Aboriginal Community ” (and I can name several where this is fairly common) and nothing. Fires burn out a few filthy hippies in tasmania – major news item. Fires burn out double that area in Cape York – not a fucking word.

    Past time that there’s a re-alignment of borders in this country.

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

    Prayers going up.
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    Seconded!
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