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An Outback Christmas

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A link to info on the Magic Pudding.

http://normanlindsay.com.au/normanlindsay/themagicpudding.php


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An Outback Christmas


Excitement filled the bushland as December was near
Every creature had been waiting for Christmas time - all year.
Wallabies hung their stockings on a  gumtree branch with care
Just as all nice children do – everywhere.

Meanwhile those more up to date logged on the internet
sending E mails to Santa to see what they could get
 Koalas draped high treetops with shiny garlands green 
 And furry possums lined their dens in golden glitter sheen

Wallabies joined in with bright balloons hung on their tails
All the crows tied streamers, cascading from the rails.
Kookaburras’ laughter changed to Christmas songs
While magpies and peewees piped along in throngs.

A wombat and a bandicoot made honeysuckle punch
The parrots came too early and drank’ til they got drunk
And when the’ Magic Pudding’ came to help with Christmas Dinner
His taste was so delicious he left a trifle thinner.

With a Kangaroo as Santa, his pouch stuffed full of cheer
hopping ‘round the outback in the hottest time of year
Just guess what all the drovers got- lots of ice-cold beer.

Suzanne Delaney


For Children's Christmas Poem Contest for Carol Eastman

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 3/16/2016 4:40:00 PM
Certifiably delightful, Suzanne. I especially enjoyed "meeting" animals that were new to me. I also enjoyed witnessing your remarkable skill with imagery and in giving the poem flow. Excellent!
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Date: 5/5/2015 5:50:00 AM
Love it Suzanne, I can feel the love you have for Aus and its furry animals. Cheers Kev
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Date: 4/4/2015 1:41:00 AM
This is simply delightful Suz. Wish you had shared this with PFT. I know everyone would love it. I hope you are doing well and wanted to wish you a lovely Easter. Congrats on your win with this wonderful poem! hugs, Connie 7 and I am fav'ing this.
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Date: 12/24/2014 6:55:00 AM
Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas down under, Suzanne.
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Date: 12/7/2014 8:04:00 PM
What a wonderful poem designed for down under. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 12/7/2014 11:50:00 AM
wow, this is DARLING!!! I love the picture of those colorful cute animals. BIG congrats. I see it is a winner.
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Date: 12/6/2014 9:10:00 PM
A wonderful piece congratulations on your win!
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:32:00 AM
A lovable piece of a poem, congrats on the win
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:25:00 AM
This is fun, congrats.
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Date: 12/5/2014 9:21:00 PM
How wonderful I visited right there with you. a fav, a 7 & a facebook! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 12/5/2014 9:02:00 PM
Christmas in July. What a hot idea. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 12/5/2014 3:44:00 PM
such a charming write - many congrats:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/2/2014 6:07:00 AM
Your images are so clear, I can picture it. Love the Kangaroo as Santa, now that I would like to see!
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Date: 11/29/2014 10:06:00 AM
Just getting around to this completely charming poem. My computer has been in the shop for seems like forever. Love, daver
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