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Stay away.
by David J Delaney

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I am still amazed how poeple who live in the same country as one, argue over which is better, the country or the city.


Stay away.
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
14/06/2009    ©
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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 12/21/2009
Well done Dave, well done my friend, and thanks for stopping by and wishing me well. There has been a bit of time, and that time has counted much since i wrote of my situation..Time heals!!

Keep in touch and Avagoodone mate ;)
Reviewed by David Delaney 12/20/2009
Thank you so much everyone, it is appreciated, please check out my sonnets Nature and War, Snowy Mountain Blood, The Paupers Friend.

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas & prosperous New Year.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/19/2009
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/18/2009
Great write Dave...yes it is funny how some people think isn't it.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/18/2009
I've never been totally comfortable in the country (too quiet and have the feeling eyes are watching me) but never been totally comfortable in the city (where eyes ARE watching me). LOL What to do? Live in the suburbs: close enough to have a little bit of both! LOL But hear the sunsets and night skies are amazing ... sigh. What to do? An excellent write, and the ending four lines honor those who serve(d), who gave us the right to live where we want. :) Well done, David.

Merry Chrissie, (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/18/2009
Our people living in the cities must have looked down their noses at those that went out west and lived a primitive life style but look at us today. The wild wild west was tamed and a country grew. Good write.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/17/2009
Living as one in a country, but countless cultures, each so unique....

Be always safe,

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