Terrible Poetry – The Wild West

I’ve taken up ChelseaannOwens‘ terrible poetry challenge again.

This time the theme is: The Wild West (Yee-hah!), Mid-West or New West.

Rhyming for this one – take it or leave it. 🙂

(Entries for this week close Friday 18 October, 8:00 AM some weird American time).

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So since i live in ‘The West’ (The ‘New’ New West – Down South of the Border everything!) im’a gonna write me a campfire song!

Sing along – you’all know the tune:

 

Oh, give me a home where the kangaroo roam
and the beer and the and the Swan River flooooowwwwww.
Where jackaroo’s*  herd with a helicopter or whirlybird
a fifty thousand strong head herd of emu’s!

Home, home on the plains
where the dust storms can last fourteen days.
Where the koala and wombat get ready for combat
with the crocodiles, dingoes and snakes.

The Australian outback, ancestral home of our Mad Max,
has a beauty that few ever find.
And at night after sundown, when you’re feeling totally run down,
looking upward will so blow your mind!

Milky Way

Home, home on the plains
where the dust storms can last fourteen days.
Where the koala and wombat get ready for combat
with the crocodiles, dingoes and snakes.

All these wide open spaces almost devoid of friendly faces
seem to stretch out for mile after mile.
The hot burning sun will fry your brains just for fun
and make you mad as a cut snake after a while.

Home, home on the plains
where the dust storms can last fourteen days.
Where the koala and wombat get ready for combat
with the crocodiles, dingoes and snakes.

If you lower your defences while you’re out fixing fences,
although you might start to feeling quite chuffed.
When you realise that you aughta have remembered to bring water,
but you forgot and now you know that you’re stuffed.

Home, home on the plains
where the dust storms last fourteen days.
Where the koala and wombat get ready for combat
with the crocodiles, dingoes and snakes.

 

* (jackaroo = Aussie cowboy, jillaroo = Aussie cowgirl)

Little known bit of trivia:  My home state of Western Australia is over three times the land area of  Texas.

 

 

Love.

16 comments

  1. I love this — a true parody of one of our favorites here! When I was in Australia, I attended an event in the outback called the Sounds of Silence — featuring a sky talk. The sky looked JUST like your photo!

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    • Thanks Janet! 🙂

      I would love to do that talk myself one day.

      Living so close to the city i rarely am able to get such a clear view, but i do get good moon pics and occasionally small shots of the planets.

      Hear on the radio this morning about the fires in SoCal, 40,000 evacuated!

      Hope your keeping safe! – Should i be praying for a wet winter to arrive early??

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      • Thanks for your thoughts, Bob — I am fortunately in a pretty safe area, although I do recognize that fires happen anywhere, and I remain alert.

        The State is under siege right now, not only in the south, but Northern Cal too! The power companies turned off power to many people, but missed the one tower that failed and started a huge fire — and more evacuations and power outages are happening as I write this. The sky here is blue but there’s bad stuff in the air — the air quality people are telling everybody to stay indoors. There are huge areas of blackened vegetation — they’ve saved most of the houses so far (9 had burned as of this morning), but their hillside views have turned black.Today we have a break from the heat and the winds, but the prediction is for more heavy winds (if cooler) starting tomorrow and running through the week with more Santa Ana winds! It’s a weather pattern that we know well — even when I was a kid, we always had hot winds in the fall, and some of our worst fires have been in November (and January). The intensity has increased dramatically over the last 5 years or so, and we now have a year-round fire season. A wet winter early would probably do more damage than good — the water would simply run off to the sea. I think we’d rather have a misty, foggy month or two before a slow, soaking rain!

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        • I’m surprised by the lateness of those bad fires! We have some bad fire conditions in Spring to late Autumn but have almost no issues in Winter (at least so far but the fire season is increasing in length all over Australia too!) 😦

          Hope you get your foggy mist and the air clears up for you.

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