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Below is the poem entitled THE ROSEBUD ROUSEABOUT which was written by poet Merv Webster. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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[ These days when Poets are unsure of spelling, they turn  to the spell check icon 
on their computers to help out.   The results though can sometimes leave you in 
the dark. ] 
My mind was on some new bush verse 
Based 'round the shearing shed, 
But spelling was my weakest point; 
A thing that poets dread. 
The word in tow was rouseabout 
I really was in doubt. 
My good old spell check icon though, 
Would surely help me out. 
I moved my cursor to the square 
And clicked the space called start; 
Then rouseabout came on the screen, 
With help there on a chart. 
Most rouseabouts are manly lads 
Young Kidmans on the grow, 
Though what it did suggest to me, 
Showed some folk sure don't know. 
It did not recognize the word - 
Not found - the thing displayed, 
But said, you should  try ROSEBUD sir, 
Some help, I felt betrayed.  

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  1. Date: 12/18/2014 11:14:00 PM
    Never done any rousing Don but a spell slaughtering and they are one crazy animal at times.

  1. Date: 12/18/2014 11:12:00 PM
    G'day Joe. A distinct odour of its own the old wool shed.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 3:48:00 PM
    tried the part of the rousie, when i was 10 or 12, kept bringing the old sheep up the ramp, tar boy they would shout....

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 1:45:00 PM
    Its good to throw and rouse the wool that on a shining table slides, pick and pull till each bag is full while the kelpies lie on their sides..enjoyed the piece Merv..