13.4.11

The Wonders of Home

Poetry


I travel the world every day
Marvelling at wonders from afar
The pure whiteness of the Antarctica
Endless red dunes of Africa
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Mesmerised by Aurora Borealis
Decorating the northern skies
The crystal caves of Bermuda
Pure and intriguing in disguise
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I see them from my computer
Without leaving my chair
I sometimes think how wonderful
It would be, to be there
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But these places are far away
And travel would be a chore
My beloved country firmly holds me
Within her beautiful shores
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And then I take a moment
To consider my home so dear
Of all the wonders she holds
Which before were not so clear
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The Snowy Mountains beaming
When winter firmly sets hold
The grandeur of the Big Rock
In the deserts of gleaming gold
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The Aurora Australis, twin
Gracing the clear moonlit heights
The crystal caves at Atherton
Claiming her Amethyst delights
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So many wonders close by
To nourish the soul and heart
So often we dream of far away
When in our backyard, we should start

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1.4.11

Henry - Number 2

Poetry


Our neighbours asked us to pet sit
It wouldn’t take much work at all
A little yellow canary named Henry
Was brought through our front door
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Charming us from his pretty white cage
He serenaded us with the purest of tunes
And danced with flourish along his perch
As if in a contest with no time to lose
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Such a delightful and enjoyable guest
This bird of vibrant sunshine gold
Winning our hearts from the very start
So tiny and delicate, but oh so bold
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Our neighbourly deed complete
Henry’s joyful visit came to an end
Although instead of us doing a favour
We found we had made, a sweet new friend
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Not to be disheartened by his absence
Hubby came up with a plan to pursue
He would tinker around in his shed
He would create – Henry, number 2
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The result was certainly not expected
And not a replica of the Henry, as thought
Now standing as a guard in our hallway
Our Henry 2 – a life sized stork!


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