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Australia, my destiny

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Australia, my destiny

Australia, my destiny

When I was just a tiny lad
I met my uncle Will
He hailed from West Australia
And my mind he did fill
With stories of the Kangaroos
And all of its wild life
I knew that I would live there someday
When ere the time was rife.

When I was just a teenager
I met a fine young girl
She hailed from West Australia
And put me in a whirl
As she spoke to me about this land
Where now I choose to dwell
We married and she brought me here
To this land I love so well.

When I arrived in this great land
It felt like paradise
Oh, I could never live back home
Nay, not for any price
It must have been my destiny
To come to this fine country
Where everything is so laid back
And feels so very free.

12 November 2013 @1213hrs.

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 11:16:00 PM

    I haven't been to Perth, Yet! but have travelled most of the east coast and it never ceases to amaze me everywhere I go.

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:02:00 AM

    I'm making tracks for home (Adelaide), and this makes me wonder why I'm dragging my feet. Wonderful stirring stuff mate.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/14/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Scott. I hope you have a wonderful time back home in Adelaide. I have only passed through there, but they tell me it is beautiful. Your comments are very much appreciated...peter
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:20:00 AM

    i didn't know that you weren't born there. you always write about it with such love. you're lucky to live there and i feel lucky to read your poems about it...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/12/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ilene, toe this country is paradise, so laid back and filled with beauty. I am so glad that you like my poems, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:20:00 AM

    Beautiful homage to the 'Land Down Under' Peter...I have always wanted to visit Australia. Are you familiar with the group Men at Work? There song 'Down Under' is one of my all-time favorites - Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/12/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Tim. yes I do know the group The lead singer is another emigrant who really loves our country like I do. Thank for your kind words Tim....Peter
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:03:00 AM

    Great work honoring the land that you love..It must be an interesting place with the diversifty of wildlife that is there..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/12/2013 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Sara. I really do adore this country That I now live in, even after forty seven years years. I appreciate your kind words....peter