Paul Warren

Gold Star - 65,786 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia - Look Out For Emus - Poem by Paul Warren

Riding my motorcycle along a fire track
The dust and the heat looking forward and back
All of a sudden bursting from the left side
An emu run out from the bush too close to decide
We looked at each other deep in the eyes
And sucked in some big ones in complete surprise
I veered left and finally ended eating some dust
The Emu stopped and turned preservation a must

The last I saw him his legs were pumping away
It was very obvious he didn't want to stay
So I dusted myself off and looked at the bike
I straightened the handlebars to the right
I stepped over the bike and rode done the track
Thinking I was lucky and not looking back
The moral to the story is so plain to see
When riding on tracks look out for emus who wish to flee

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Riding a motorcycle in the bush and nearly hitting an emu.

Comments about Australia - Look Out For Emus by Paul Warren

  • Lyn Paul (9/14/2015 10:10:00 PM)

    And kangaroos. Like the humour behind your words. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, January 4, 2016

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