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The Aborigine Boy

The aborigine boy, his poor young heart was yearning
For the young raven haired girl, a passion was quickly burning
He was to carve his first boomerang to prove he was a man
If it returned back to him, he would carry out his plan.

He took the mulga branch and checked it was just so
The angle was correct, he couldn’t wait for his first throw
He split the branch and picked the piece that he knew would work
He had learnt from his ancestors, his walkabouts he never did shirk.

The branch he split, he took a stone and carved his mulga with care
He wanted it to fly and return, then win his maiden with raven hair
He inscribed it with his love and painted it with ochre of red
He took it to the outback and threw his first throw with a dread.

The boomerang did spin, it twisted and then dropped
The young aborigine felt his love and life, had suddenly stopped
He tried again he flicked his wrist it spun up heavenward
It spun it’s last spin and once again it was then floored.

His love was slipping away, a man he was not to be
His raven haired love, his bursting heart would never see
He tried and tried and then with a long last flick of his wrist
He had learnt the way he saw; he pounded the air with his fist.

His boomerang started to turn; it started on its first return
He danced as he watched it, and he felt his loins begin to burn
He jumped up and down waiting; he saw a glint of red
He knew he had done it, when it smacked him in the head

He had learnt to make his weapon 
But his plan did not quite hatch
In learning to make the boomerang,
He forgot to learn how it to catch…

© 21/01/2013~GG~
Contest entry:
Inspiration came from Seren Roberts Poem 'Always To Return'

Copyright © Mandy Tams The Golden Girl

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:10:00 PM
    Mandy' congratulations with your sweet win 'take care~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:33:00 AM
    Well done Mandy glad I inspired you. Forgot to enter mine lol....Seren

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:12:00 AM
    This is another great write my dear friend and I've enjoyed so much reading it tonight. Big congratulations for a fantastic win! Thank you so much for sharing! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 4:56:00 PM
    wonderful write and win Mandy....congrats

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Mandy, really such a touching poem :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 8:16:00 PM
    This is an entertaining and fun read. Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Just the way I like them..with lots of words! ;) Congrad's Light & Love Always

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Mandy congratulation on your wonderful win. I loved this poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Mandy , love your winning poem in Michael's "boomerang contest" always & forever :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:16:00 PM
    well done my friend, many congrats....Seren

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:46:00 PM
    Congrats Mandy on your big win, you drenched this in creative thought xxx

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Very great story told within these lines..Reads like a winning story..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 6:20:00 AM
    You are too much, I love this. Don't know where your idea come from but I like what I read, you put a smile on my heart every time I drop by, no wonder I'm here again, love, xxx Rose

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/21/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rose me old mukka , love you girl xx
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 5:36:00 AM
    here we go again,, amazing poetry no matter what the subject... brilliant mandy, good luck in contest...

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/21/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks harry you are too good to me you know but I love it xx
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:56:00 AM
    haha well done Mandy

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/21/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks you little poppet of fun xx