New Stories of Old


Home again, amongst the gum trees
Whispering stories of long ago.
"Where have you been, they ask?
Tell us what you now know."

"Time, pretends to move so slowly
Yet it passes by in the blink of an eye."

Kookaburra laughs with glee
Peering down from a mottled bough
“What can you share with me?”

"The view never changes,
Through eyes that do not wish to see."

Wind arrives, to dance and play
Looking for things it can uncover
"Tell me, what did you discover?"

"There’s no better journey’s-end
Than the one that finds heart’s true desire."

Kookaburra puffs his chest with pride
Wind chases its tail in spiral prance
And the old gums nod, approvingly.

Home again, amongst the gum trees
Recounting new stories of old
Listen to them, carefully…
You’ll find the treasures they hold.

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