Australian Bush Verse & Poetry Forum

A forum for the interaction of all interested in maintaining the traditions of Australian Bush Poetry.
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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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Xmas (sort of)

Xmas was exciting times when I was just a kid Midnight mass and carols was what everybody did I know that Dad had worked for weeks, hiding in his shed We all knew what he was up to but nothing was ever said A wooden car made by my Dad lay wrap...
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THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS. (Prompts 26/11/2018 to 15/12/2018)

THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS Festive seasons do come and go, In summer heat, or winter snow. But peals of Christmas Bells this year, won’t be heard by every ear. For children in war-stricken zones, may not be subject to their tones. Yet bells ri...
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A Christmas Wish

A Christmas Wish I used to dream of Christmases; the way they used to be, until the winds of change swept through and stole it all from me. A broken home brought change, and life would never be the same, we kids were scattered far and wide; no ...
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week ending 21st November 2018 ....again

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/20/640239300/emus-swarm-town-as-australias-drought-worsens now, broken hills a mining town, in outback, new south wales where many men were fortune bound with silver for the scales last stop before the desert sa...
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Writers prompts from 26/11/2018 to 15/12/2018.

Writers prompts from 26/11/2018 to 15/12/2018. Seeing we’re nearing the Festive Season, here are a few prompts to play around with. But you don’t have to follow the theme, it’s your call. Here we go again. Loneliness. Holidays. The Relos. The...
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The Aussie Gambler

The Aussie Gambler Now Billy was a gambler at every chance he'd bet a buck he lost more than he ever won as he wasn't blessed with luck. Then Billy won a cockatoo in a pub out back of Bourke that's not so lucky you might say but gees th...
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The legend

Anyone who has done an Anzac march might enjoy this...
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TRUE BLUE

TRUE BLUE Sue Pearce (c) 2018 The cocky drew the reigns and faced toward a burning sky while cussing the impending scene; "dust devils" waging by commanding every ounce of barren earth within each thread and m...
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Found it!

Hi again everyone! I'm Quill, I live on a farm in North West Victoria (originally Brisbane but BOO! THE CITY! So I moved down here.) I work part-time at the Buloke Times and it was my work there that led me to the Bush Verse site. The pape...
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Writers Prompts for week ending 21st November 2018

Drought it breaks your heart to see livestock stumble on like the "living dead" through paddocks, now just dust and rock a monotone landscape of 'red!' the lands stripped bare of nourishment with water now rarer than gold hard t...
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Heartbreak

HEARTBREAK Dreaded drought had spread across land and stripped the country bare, wreaking havoc as it went and bringing heartbreak everywhere. Dusty Devils spiral daily trashing all that’s in their way, adding to the starkness that confronts t...
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I'm not sure if this is where I am to post poetry but here goes.

Hello to all my name is Les Pick. I would like to share a poem with you. I'm not sure if I'm in the right place but I'm sure someone will put me right if it's not. Time and...
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