Best stay away if this life scares you so,
the wild untamed outback.
From where a drought or beast can deal a blow
and sunsets take us back.
And then bright stars put on a wondrous show
while mesmerised we stare,
the city is a place we just won’t go
it’s where the throng don’t care.
Best stay away from gloomy city life
the bustle of the street.
Where work takes us from family and wife,
then in a shop we meet
where we will dine the finest restaurant,
enjoying trams on track
and people push and yell and often rant.
You keep your wild outback.
Best stay away now why is this the call
we’re living here as one,
as Aussies proudly standing straight and tall
when all is said and done.
Our Diggers died in far off foreign lands,
for freedom they did fight.
So you and yours can walk the golden sands,
enjoy an outback night.
David J Delaney