Thomas E. Spencer


Thomas E. Spencer Poems

1. Farewell 1/1/2004
2. How McDougal Topped The Score 1/1/2004
3. The Voice Of The Willows 1/1/2004
4. Think Of Me 1/1/2004
5. Do I Love Thee 1/1/2004
6. The Song Of The Sundowner 1/1/2004
7. Why Doherty Died 9/11/2012
8. Rum And Water 9/11/2012
9. Schneider Strauss 9/11/2012
10. The Rouseabout 9/11/2012
11. O'Toole And McSharry 9/11/2012
12. Not Too Bad 9/11/2012

Why Doherty Died

It was out on the Bogan near Billabong Creek
Where the sky shines like brass seven days in the week,
Where the buzzin' mosquitoes annoy you all night
And the blowflies come wakin' you up at daylight;
Where the people get weary and sad and forlorn
Till they wish they had died long before they were born;
There's a flat near the river, I knew the place well,
For ‘twas there Dinny Doherty kept the hotel.

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