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Whilst in the country

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Whilst in the country

Whilst in the country

Sometimes whilst in the country
I’m feeling really great
As the breeze it rustles through the trees
And in me does create
Words that come out soft and sweet
As I’m wishing I lived there
Yet all around are countless folk
With faces filled with care

They’re just like all those city folk
But they have no excuse
Bricks and concrete all around
Is an awful kind of  noose !
But in the country, boy, oh boy
How can folk be so glum?
How can they walk around like this?
With all their feelings numb.

To walk around and feel real grand
Is the way I like to be
I love to laugh, and dance through life
Though I am seventy
But if I lived out in the country
Sixty, I’d be again
Cause country life would make me feel
Like a fish, on a day of rain.

2 August 2013 @ 1655hrs.




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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 4:48:00 PM
    I love the bush a miss it. Miss the Roos and smell of the gum trees. Thanks for the revival today. SuZ

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/5/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Suz, I have been in WA now for forty eight years, and I still think of it as Heaven. Where are you from? Peter
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:35:00 AM
    nicely said, although for me, the excitement of the city trumps country life any day...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/3/2013 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene. tis only peace that attracts me these days after a turbulent life LOL Peter
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 7:49:00 PM
    This was delightful, I enjoyed this romp in the country.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/2/2013 11:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard, very nice of you....Peter
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:18:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poetry love the last lines! Laura :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/2/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laura, so nice of you to comment...Peter