Paul Warren

Gold Star - 68,542 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia - The Tale Of The Flammin' Goanna - Poem by Paul Warren

It happened on dust bowl road or so they say
Just outside Melrose town in the country way
When an old goanna climbed up onto the wire
And decided to take a bite as his hunger did desire

But it was the last tucker time for him
When he was electrocuted in quite a din
So he is now known as the flamin' goanna
Who exploded up the pole in a fiery manner

And as a bushfire he burnt out a hectare or two
When he flew through the air as you would do
The moral of the story is one to say to you
Don't bite into wires as they create bushfires too.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: fun, my country


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A goanna is a large lizard in Australia. A tale of a bushfire started by a goanna biting electrical wires.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, January 25, 2016


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