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LindsayP
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                  AUSTRALIA

“Australia is the greatest place,” an old timer said to me,
He said, “ I’ve seen a lot of lands across the rolling sea,
It’s not just that I was born here that I truly can compare,
But the freedom of the life we live is lacking over there.”

Freedom is a treasured thing that we all take for granted,
Anywhere in this great land is that sense of freedom implanted,
We are free to cross the outback & see the blossom all in bud
But if you’re born Australian you’ve got eucalyptus in your blood.

Turn the clock back fifty years, we had a white Australian policy,
But we saw the error of our ways and made welcome refugees,
It mattered not from where they came; they made Australia home,
Bringing many different cultures from those lands across the foam.

Many migrants came from Italy and many more from Greece,
A safety haven on our shores were they could live in peace,
New nationalities were varied with many folk Maltese,
There’s been quite a lot Filipino’s and also Ceylonese.
.
Vietnam too, has played her part since that tragic war,
For many of their countrymen have sort refuge on our shore,
I know that all will not agree and some say stem the flood
But everyone that’s born here will have eucalyptus in their blood.

In due course and in due time they all will Aussies be,
Enjoying all we have to offer in this great land of the free,
Since white folk first reached our shore two centuries have slipped away
And it’s all those nationalities that make Australia what it is today.

I have been to places far afield and to many countries overseas
And I feel a great compassion for those unwanted refugees
To those folk who show some initiative very few will know of failure
For it’s the finest place on earth, this great land of Australia.
© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
xrobxscottx
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1 posted 02-12-2008 09:47 PM       View Profile for xrobxscottx   Email xrobxscottx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for xrobxscottx

Oh my..

I really, really, really enjoyed reading this. Please post more when your methodical talent sparks true once more, and ignites into a fiery flame that is your poetry.

Best wishes,
Rob

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-Robert Wilson

Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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2 posted 02-12-2008 10:31 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

ah.... you write of 'our' land so exquisitely Lindsay   beautiful words here... love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay -

You swept me up and now I do so want to visit.  It is almost as if you write of Alaska.  Yes, you are among my most favorites here - and did I tell you that I have a friend named Lindsay?  I'll have to share your poem with him.

Thank you,
Alison
Bobby Jordan
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4 posted 02-12-2008 10:57 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

LindsayP,

I've spent a lot of time working in Australia.  I've always rather liked the place.

I like "all" the people there, including the original native Aboriginals.

Bobby

[This message has been edited by Bobby Jordan (02-12-2008 11:40 PM).]

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It is kicking my philanthropic side.
Bobby Jordan
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One can only hope that Canberra’s permanently given-up on their “assimilation” scheme.

Bobby
Margherita
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This is a wonderful write, dear Lindsay. From some friends living over there I get this feeling you describe so very well, a sense of freedom and happiness. They give the impression of having a truly blessed existence and of being aware of this very special gift. And to share it, a trait that deserves praise.

Great poem really!

love
Margherita
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good read
Earth Angel
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I'm packing my bags! The call to Aussieland has just gotten stronger! I am still picking up your book from time to time and re-reading your poems on your life and your beloved homeland!

Sending valentine hugs to you and Norma!

Linda
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Fine writing...James
TomMark
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Australia  indeed is a very beautiful country.
LindsayP
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Well what do I say to really show my appreciation to all my wonderful PIP

friends. Just thank you seems inadequate, so to Rob, Roniece, Alison, Bobby, Fareed,

Margherita, Vandana, Linda, James and Tom
I say thank you a dozen times over and may

the sun upon you every day. A big PIP hug to you all.

Lindsay
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13 posted 02-14-2008 02:36 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I've never been to Austrailia but the way you describe it makes me want to leave for your homeland immediately.
                                   Ida
Earl Brinkman
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I have a number of Australian friends but they haven`t described the beauty of your country as well as you have.
 
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