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" The Okie and the Aussie"
An Okie boy, his skin all tan, From being so long in the sun, Took a trip Down Under for a vacation run, He found the plains there just like home, In the land down under he felt so all alone, But he met up with a man, who soon would be his mate, They talked of coyotes and dingos and tried to soon relate, This guy from Oklahoma, half native to the soil, Talked long to this Aussie, soon a kindrence would uncoil. With friendship thus established, the Aussie lad said; “well! “I think its time to show you round the country side a spell, We’ll go to Mount Augustus and Wanna station too, And when we are all done, I’ll come along with you.” “ To roam your distant valleys and mesa topped red plains, And see the magnificent bald eagle, as it soars across the range, Where the spirit of your ancestors, watch oe'r this mighty land, And the courage of its warrior’s, go; always hand in hand.” “And I’ll take my hat off to you Tom, I’ll shake you by the hand, Then as I leave your home for mine, I’ll ponder with a rhyme, Wherever then I chance to roam, across this earthly globe, So proud am I to have finally met, this Indian mate of mine.” Co written by…… © Tom Atterberry and Vic Sturgeon 26-04-2000
Tom and I colaborated on this poem and the only thing left to say is thanks Tom. keep a copy at home to remind you of me and I will do Like wise. Vic.
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