£10 Pommie - Poem by Hazel Connelly
From Wigan to Australia I am bound
Emigrating to turn my life around
Twenty years a tradesman I have been
With spells of unemployment in between.
We're off to start a brand new life
Me, my son and the wife
Cousin Bob is renting the house
For shortly he's taking a spouse.
Our family's giving us a send off do
Lots of friends will be there too
Day of departure excitement set in
I can't control my Cheshire cat grin.
Soon we settled without fuss
Life was grand for all of us
We bought a house and built a pool
I thought it would keep us nice and cool.
Over here I'm a pommie over there an ex pat
It doesn't really matter they all like a chat
We've had a good life my family and I
But there's just one thing before I die.
Before I lay my head to rest
I want to return to the place I like best
This place my heart holds very dear
The place is known as Wigan Pier.
This poem was made into a song by a friend of mine and can be found here
https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=3gU_wn_h5-I
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