Treasure Island

Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

Republican Pioneers


We're marching along, we're gath'ring strong'
We place on our right reliance,
We fling in the air, for all who care,
Our first loud notes of defiance!
We fling in the air,
For all who care,
Our first loud notes of defiance!

Laugh long and loud, you toady crowd,
At the men you call benighted,
In spite of your sneers, we are pioneers
Of "Australian States United"!
In spite of your sneers, We are pioneers
Of "Australian States United"!

Not long we'll stand as an outlaw band,
And be in our country lonely,
For soon to the sky shall ring our cry,
Our cry of "Australia only"!
For soon to the sky
Shall mount our cry,
Our cry of "Australia only"!

And we'll sleep sound in Australian ground,
'Neath the blue-cross flag star lighted,
When it freely waves o'er the grass-grown graves
Of the pioneers united!
When it floats and veers
O'er the pioneers
Of "Australian States United"!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: lonely, star, sky, sleep

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Republican Pioneers by Henry Lawson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Good deed, Suresh Dogra
  2. Problems, maria sudibyo
  3. Free!, maria sudibyo
  4. Angst, maria sudibyo
  5. OTP (One True Pairing), maria sudibyo
  6. Lost, zheung kyuhkoh
  7. Fall down, lonely, zheung kyuhkoh
  8. Mission: Fission Or Fusion, Aftab Alam
  9. My broken heart Transcends, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. Red face, Emmanuel George Cefai

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]