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There’s endless miles of golden sandy beaches Sparkling aqua waters as far as the eye can see Gods and Goddesses frolic au naturel down under Here’s where Heaven shines her light down on me If you foolishly swim between the danger red line zones See a shark coming ‘HELP ME’! - You wildly scream Well worth the SAVE in those bronzed muscly arms Spunky Aussie life guards straight out of your dream Women glow and men become fit- lean and taut Any wonder that all thoughts get thrown asunder Rippling muscles flex- bronzed bodies like gods I come from the ‘green and gold land down under’ Spoiled for choice - Raw possibilities endless No need to lust silently pining after one Pick yourself up look around broken sparrow This must surely be Gods place in the sun Nothing comes close to the beer down under Accompanied by a vegemite sandwich or two Looking for something more gourmet and exotic? There’s crocodile and kangaroo to name but a few A land where every man resides like a King And women are fawned over - treated like Queens We don’t let sneezes and hay fever spoil things If you have the sniffles - Hey! there’s Claratyne This land where millionaires are made in a day If you push the limits to achieve lofty goals So don’t keep waiting to come on down under Where our worth is what defines our roles * ‘Living in a land Down Under Where women glow and men plunder Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder, You better run you better take cover’
Oops!! that verse sounds like it may be lines from the song 'Land Down Under' by 'Men at Work'. Might be seen as plagiarism. Sorry!! Couldn’t help myself!! Instrumental of ‘Men at Work’ - by Joh Ph Published on Jul 31, 2016 You Tube * Quoted reference and citation of original lyrics of above verse from 'Land Down Under' belongs to 'Men At Work' first released October 1981 - Songwriters: Colin James Hay / Ronald Graham Strykert.

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Date: 8/5/2018 10:02:00 AM
What a wondrous and exceptional woven weave this beauty is my dear friend! I've oft told my beautiful wife, if we hit the lottery we are moving to Australia! You and your muse exists at the very top levels in poetry! A fav... a pleasure to have read this fine morn!
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Date: 3/19/2018 2:25:00 PM
"Beautiful song... beautiful poem... beautiful poet... beautiful country... just simply beautiful" Is this plagiarism??? Sorry WW... you said it so beautifully!!! Sweet Marie, you make me yearn for such paradise!!! One's never too old to dream eh!!! Maybe I'll win the lottery!!! Lovsies, Happy Jack XOX
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Date: 3/8/2018 9:37:00 AM
Hi Maria: Being an Aussie myself I could feel this on the soul level. Bondi is one of my favorite beaches ......caught the bus there when I lived in Sydney. Thanks for the memories....living in the USA now.SuZ
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Date: 1/7/2018 2:52:00 PM
Hi Maria, stopping by to re-read this lovely poem again. Australia is still calling:) Regards // paul
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Maria Williams
Date: 1/8/2018 1:15:00 AM
Its welcoming you anytime Paul. Thanks for dropping by my friend always a pleasure to see you, and for the support you have always shown me....Maria
Date: 1/7/2018 10:53:00 AM
Hello Maria, so nice to meet you. I would need to win a lottery to go where you live. This type of travel is on my bucket list. I so enjoyed your poetry. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 1/8/2018 1:17:00 AM
It is here Darlene, always ready to meet you when you want to. Thank you so much for the visit and lovely comment my friend, always appreciate it....Maria
Date: 10/14/2017 11:15:00 PM
Talk about a lucky country! Reminds me of a conversation on a flight from Melbourne to Singapore. He said he was going there to sell some gold. “Are you a trader?” “No. I’ve got a gold mine” It seems he was a farmer and one day, dug up something more valuable than potatoes!
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Date: 10/17/2017 12:48:00 AM
Oh my goodness, what a story. So you have been to Australia Geoffrey. You must come again. Thank you for the lovely visit and comment, I'll see you on your site....Maria
Date: 10/5/2017 7:55:00 PM
One day I'll visit your down under Maria....see you
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Date: 10/5/2017 10:16:00 PM
I'll look forward to it....see you....Maria
Date: 9/30/2017 8:10:00 AM
Hello Maria - I hope this day finds you well. I do not think you have anything to worry about for this entry is your own with wit and play. It was entertaining with creativity. Honestly. Have a wonderful weekend. Well done
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Maria Williams
Date: 10/2/2017 4:59:00 AM
Thanks so much my dear friend Lisa, so good to see you visit again. You always bring the sun with you, thank you always for the support you've shown....Maria
Date: 9/25/2017 2:23:00 PM
I love your Land Down under! Your lovely poem made me miss my home away from home I came to know so well. Wonderful Maria! Now you have an American hurricane named after you! : )
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Date: 9/26/2017 6:55:00 AM
You should come and visit Connie, Its as wonderful as my second home Hawaii too. Thank you for the support Connie, I really appreciate your lovely comments always....Maria
Date: 9/23/2017 8:40:00 AM
Very nice take on the song Maria..best wishes
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Date: 10/2/2017 5:01:00 AM
Thanks so much Joseph, so lovely of you to visit and I do appreciate your comment as always....Maria
Date: 9/23/2017 3:06:00 AM
Rhymes in this poem are so effortless and I love the smooth rhythm in it too. A lovely, fun poem, Maria.
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Date: 9/23/2017 6:24:00 AM
Thank you so much Afzal, every now and again i resort to putting in a 'fun one', glad you enjoyed it....Maria
Date: 9/22/2017 10:52:00 AM
Never mind 'men at work' this is Maria Williams at work, and wow don't you write them so well...although i've been there done that,,,your poetry inspires, and takes one back over and over again..awesome truly enjoyed. Harry
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Date: 9/23/2017 6:27:00 AM
Lol, Harry, if all work was this much fun!! Thank you so much for the visit and lovely comment, and so glad that you enjoyed it....Maria
Date: 9/16/2017 3:35:00 PM
maria, i have been to bondi beach in oz...this awesome poem is so fluid and energetic, ohh... keep on writing!... huggs
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Date: 9/17/2017 6:46:00 AM
So glad that you got to visit Nette, actually we are not too far from Bondi Beach. It really is an awesome beach isnt it? Thank you so much for the visit and lovely comment my friend, I do appreciate it....Maria xxx
Date: 9/16/2017 12:58:00 PM
just wow, so hot gf
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Date: 9/17/2017 6:40:00 AM
Only way to be....Maria
Date: 9/16/2017 9:43:00 AM
Hi Maria...I see that your muse would not let you be, even if you're on a break!:) I have been too busy lately, especially with friends visiting from abroad (most of them from Australia...they keep inviting me to go over, but it's not that easy). Your lovely witty poem is very tempting, but the 25 hr journey puts me off! Warm regards // paul
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Date: 9/17/2017 6:43:00 AM
Paul you should make the visit, perhaps a stop over, so it doesn't seem so long? Thanks for the visit Paul, I really appreciate your excellent feedback. Warm regards Maria.
Date: 9/13/2017 7:49:00 AM
- I had stopped breathing if these men would rescue me, Maria :))) - But I'm not "glowing" or "rich" ... they would let me drown or been eaten by the sharks :))) - A wonderful poem, Maria - Best wishes and regards // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/13/2017 11:26:00 PM
With a name like Sunshine, of course you would be glowing enough to attract attention, no 'riches' needed. We're not that superficial anyway, its simply tongue in cheek humour lol...lovely to see you Anne-Lise....Maria xxx
Date: 9/12/2017 6:53:00 AM
This is fav for me, as it made me smile. you have a wonderful way of using music to inspire your poems. I have a lot of friends in Australia, the houses seems so much bigger than here in the UK, even average houses. Bet it is not that easy to become a millionaire though lol.
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Date: 9/12/2017 7:17:00 AM
Thank you. Being a musician myself (not famous like my father was though) I really like to revive the old music, and I certainly would not say that it was' pinched from artistic walls ', like some would like to think. Music inspires me to write poetry. Millionaires are made by the day, but only if one applies themselves in the right way. Seriously.
Date: 9/12/2017 6:49:00 AM
I don't think it is plagiarism if you give reference to the lyrics to the artist. I have written pantoums with music lyrics, and referenced them. Guess it is a matter of interpretation. I remember this song, always made me laugh. Tongue in cheek humour to go with your poem.. You make the land of OZ sound so wonderful and it seems like you are spoilt for choice.. Thank fully, I do not suffer from hayfever, so I do not need claratyne lol.. Do they really eat vegimite sandwiches?
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Date: 9/12/2017 7:25:00 AM
Thank you Si, I am so glad to hear you say that too.As you say a matter of interpretation.Everything in Australia is bigger and better, the land is glorious and houses are huge. And yes Vegemite sandwiches are still very popular, not my thing though, a bit too salty for my taste.Thank you for the visit and lovely comments, I really do appreciate your support from the time I joined PS....Maria
Date: 9/11/2017 10:09:00 PM
P.S. I loved the music too. Men at Work used to be one of my favorite groups.
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:27:00 AM
Yes I really love this song in particular...Maria xxx
Date: 9/11/2017 10:07:00 PM
NOT plagiarism! But, a lovely poem. I really wish I could go to your beautiful land. What fun that would be!
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:26:00 AM
Thank you so much for all the love and support that you've shown me Carole, I really appreciate it my friend. My favorite saying is "dare to dream big", so who knows you might just get to see Australia one day... Maria xxx
Date: 9/11/2017 3:45:00 PM
Maria it is plagiarism the lines are from the song I have copied and pasted it:...... I come from a land down under Where beer does flow and men chunder Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover, yeah
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Seren Roberts
Date: 9/12/2017 8:38:00 PM
If you need to use others words to write. So be it.
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Maria Williams
Date: 9/12/2017 1:41:00 AM
Hi, In case you haven’t deduced from my notation below the poem re ‘plagiarising’ is ‘tongue and cheek’. As information to all concerned, it is not plagiarism when material or part thereof has been quoted, referenced and cited as has been duly noted - In our business, we are well aware of the referencing requirements with material used otherwise, it would remain available to only a few should this facility not be available. In songs it assists the artists to get traction, and is in public domain. Maria.
Date: 9/11/2017 3:22:00 PM
Maria, Poetry au naturel, no tan lines in this sumptuous write...g
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:09:00 AM
You got that right George, no tan lines here. Thank you my dear friend for all the support and friendship you've shown. I really do appreciate it...Maria xx
Date: 9/11/2017 11:16:00 AM
Beautiful song...beautiful poem...beautiful poet...beautiful Country...just simply beautiful...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:11:00 AM
Thank you so much WW, what a lovely compliment. Thank you my dear friend for all the support and friendship you have shown me, I really do appreciate it....Maria xx
Date: 9/11/2017 9:36:00 AM
Down Under-- the world as God meant it to be-- beautiful and unspoiled! Maria-- A poetess as God meant poets to be--smiling, Kind and loving!
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:17:00 AM
I sincerely hope that you will get to see this beautiful land down under my dearest friend Demetrios. Thank you for all the love and support that you have shown me from the time I arrived here. You are indeed a shining light here on this site....Maria xxx
Date: 9/11/2017 9:33:00 AM
I was obsessed with Men At Work when I was 12 and 13. Love this!
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:19:00 AM
Thank you for the visit and lovely comment Thvia. So glad that you liked the music...Maria
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