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Swagman Poems

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Premium Member A Swagman's Breakfast
I wake
 With joy
 As i am to
 Have another
 Swagman’s Breakfast
 What succulent fair
 Awaits me
 As i ready
 For another day
 This meal will see
 Me through
 Till my next
 I ready myself 
 To dig in
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Categories: swagman, food,
Form: Free verse

The flies like molasses clinging firmly to his back,
as aimlessly he ambled along the dry dusty track.
Like a wave of the ocean the flies would swarm to his face,
but were expertly dispatched with his gum branch mace.

A battered farm ute...Read More
Categories: swagman, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
The Australian Swagman
         The  Australian  Swagman 
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Categories: swagman, history,
Form: Free verse
The Swagman
The Swag-man
On the north side of the river 
The water tumbles silver slivers
The rocks just peeking out to form a rapid fall
The waters speeding over the top of the new born water fall

The south side of the river
The calm waters...Read More
Categories: swagman, life, autumn, water, silver, water,
Form: Light Verse
Waltzing Shearer
Waltzing Shearer

Out near Dagworth Station during 1894
Where the Waltzing Matilda, Swagman drowned,
Cos he liked them lamb chops nicely browned,
He was only eating the Masters sheep, scoffing em down,
Disgusting said Squatters and frowned, some more,
In 1894, 

Great Shearers strike was still...Read More
Categories: swagman, adventure, death, death,
Form: Ballade

A Bagman

A Bagman

There he walked an unknown Bagman, 
who camped upon the track. 
So sad he seemed this Swagman, 
his jingling billy burnt and black. 
Yes mate he'd been away with friends, 
crossed the sea at any rate. 
The Somme so...Read More
Categories: swagman, adventure
Form: Rhyme
A Flathead -Aussie-Talk
A flathead once carried in his tuckerbag a grinder 
So hungry he sat at a fair dinkum binder
But he won't trust his eyes
When a fellow donkey arrives
To eat up all the remainder

Aussie-Talk:   A tuckerbag is a bag carrying...Read More
Categories: swagman, confusion
Form: Limerick