Paul Warren

Gold Star - 63,814 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia - The Australian Eskimo - Poem by Paul Warren

In the middle of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia
I came across a man whom wasn't a failure
Who would have known on an Outback track
We would have come across an Eskimo as a fact

We got to talkin' about his life and how it came to be
That he gave up the ice tundra to be hot and dusty
I asked him right off why his change was so dramatic
Particularly as we were standing sweating about it

It seemed he was a bit of a wanderer the world around
And he was a sailor on the seas for years in his world bound
He ended up in Australia where he met the Aboriginal ones
And found they were similar people in the life that he won

They both were indigenous peoples who had ties to the land
And lived their lives in their time that was not bland
Hunting and gathering in a paradise for them
Meant that he had found a life not hard to comprehend.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Coming across an Eskimo in the Australian Outback.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

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