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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home I was sitting with the Missus when the thought first crossed my mind, that there’s nothing quite as peaceful that a bloke like me could find. No, this place is not palatial with a golden painted dome, just a simple house and gar...
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A Bessie spin off

MRS McGUIRES DAMPER Bess and I went a drovin’ After a fair bit of rovin’ Up north around Cloncurry way We’d been drovin’ before So we both knew the score At the end there was always good pay It was bloody hard yakka Following our tracker ...
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DILEMMA.

DILEMMA. It creeps into your household - it’s as cunning as a fox, devours what’s in the pantry, and then puts holes in your socks. It stays awake throughout the day, and never sleeps at night, a hideous intruder - shows no mercy in its plight....
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How Lucky You Are

How Lucky You Are Its a terrible life for a woman with children out here where we are We don’t even have mobile service, and no shopping mall or a bar. We never go out for dinner and I don’t have a babysitter The isolation here means we must ofte...
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Social Media

I thought that there was no one home But then, it chilled me to the bone I saw ten people, all alone Just sitting there, each with a phone. It seemed they were all unaware That there was someone else right there Their eyes were fixed in a bli...
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Bessie

BESSIE It was an ad in the paper that first caught my eye “We want young city fellas to give jackarooing a try” So I applied for the role and what do you know They rang me straight back saying we’ll give you a go. There were eight of us chosen...
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Mobile Phone

Mobile Phone I’ve gone back to the old wooden model with the stone buttons. I had hoped that it might still have the “cigarette lighter” and “pipe cleaner” apps , but these have now been replaced with the “spirit level”, “movie dock” and “sat nav” f...
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Said Mrs Hanrahan

I originally called this " Fear" or " Worry", but a bit like Hanrahan on climate change, the women's perspective is just as relevant. I think that we'll have takeaway It seems that it's the common way So why not do it every d...
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TREE CHANGE .

TREE CHANGE ... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet For many years he's stood out here. He watched the tall ships sailing, he smelt the smoke from campfires and heard the Gadigal wailing, he watched white sails rise on the point, he saw a ...
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Hail The King Brown

Hail The King Brown – 26 fluid ounces of amber nectar You’d need to be quite ancient now to understand this tale, about the days King Browns were used to drink the amber ale. No glasses needed then, straight from the bottle was the go, for blo...
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Prompts

I know Sue has been busy galavanting off to Western Australia to win the Australian Performance Championship so I thought I would just cuck these up for anyone who needs some prompting. The count was twenty a chilly morning fog Beneath t...
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Sunday Arvo

Sunday Arvo Sunday bloody arvo and I’m looking to relax Might chill out and just watch some good tv Grab myself a stubby, some chips and other snacks settle back relax how hard can that task be. I turn the flamin tv on and first up its some ...
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THE BOUNDARY RIDER'S WIFE.

It's very quiet on site at present so I thought I'd post this revamped old poem of yesteryear. THE BOUNDARY RIDER’S WIFE. I’m the wife of a station hand and we live on the Barcoo Creek. Our wage is the station ration, along with twenty bob ...
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G'day from Bargara

I was born in the Queensland border town of Goondiwindi and, as my dad was a banker, his work took us to a number of towns throughout Queensland. I received my education to Junior level and then tried my hand at various occupations such as a Lad Port...
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Prompts fror week ending Jan 20 - 2019 ... A Gathering Of Family

In December ninety-seven just before christmas day our much beloved granma sadly, quietly, passed away lots of family had travelled miles for our "Christmas in September" an event which now brings comfort whenever we remember w...
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A Chrstmas Puding Tragic

A Christmas Pudding Tragic You can have your ham or turkey – even seafood if you wish; Christmas pudding still remains, my all time favoured Festive dish. Homemade many months before to guarantee it’s at its best, then you serve it up with ice...
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Whose Really in Control

Whose Really In Control The kids were always nagging me morning noon and night get up with the times, things are changing out of sight You need the latest gadgets to make life ebb and flow they’re easy to procure and they will keep ya on the go...
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Prompts fror week ending Jan 20 - 2019

Merry Christmas Everyone - Try some of these. --------------------------------------------------------------- A Christmas Wish An Old fashioned Christmas A Gathering Of Family Waking Up On Christmas day The Christmas Day Feast A N...
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When The Wild Dogs Come Calling

When The Wild Dogs Come Calling – x/xx/xx/xx/x = meter I sit by my campfire as shadows are falling and hear the first dingo begin to start calling. Primeval And chilling its howls seem to linger and echo the song of this wild country singer. ...
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Don't think your kids will get this

OUCH I was visiting the country North Queensland to be precise And I’d been sitting on the verandah Drinking Bundy Coke and ice When call of nature took me As the call of nature would To the bottom of the garden Where the outside dunny stoo...
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