Thursday, February 14, 2008
Moon Bay, Ngarigo Blokes, My Special Place
Mine, Anybody's Really. Moon Bay is in us all.
What’s that bloke about this time, he must be very odd.
He ai’nt done anything important, and does he have a god?
Well let’s humor him a little ‘cause we got some time to spare.
Tells me he’s got a secret place, a place he want’s to share.
The ordinary bloke, forgive him Bruce, but that how he comes out.
You won’t know his name today and he says that’s no great loss, he is the bloke, he is your Aussie lout.
He wants you to accept some things, like, girls and boys are real and liven.
The bloke, he reckons, can be both, just the name your given.
What’s that? I hear him say, “prose and poetry, rhymes and stuff, wish I could say it’s gay”.
“Tried to write my story but the truth got in the way”.
He wants to mention, Woolloomooloo, Palmer Street, Bundamar and Boonoke. Brunswick Heads and Avalon, but the brain has given no joy.
How many words rhyme with Woolloomooloo, except, the paper boy.
But before you fall of you twig and head of for a bite, come with him to MOON BAY, YOU WILL SEE HE’S RIGHT.
Give a little, OK, come on back, there’s room for all and us.
Remember, you were young and vital, johnfarls you can trust.
So, for a short time, down tools, and dream, join his special club.
This simple man will meet you at the TATHRA PUB.
Wander down to MOON BAY, swim, close your eyes, see.
Nobody will see the visions, only you and me.
There will be other people there, johnfarls will point them out.
Look and listen, wave and smile, please don’t yell, you will understand.
Those black people are misty visions, we are standing on their land.
OH, he almost forgot, the place is not for us to touch, you will be in real time.
You must understand, you were there, MOON BAY IS IN DREAMTIME.
What’s that? white blokes can’t see the misty visions, I agree.
But he was young, yet he reckons, for a moment, they let him see.
Thank you NGARIGO BLOKES, South Coast NSW. Did you give me a Special Dreamtime Place? ARAGUNNU BLOKES SORRY.
John D farley,2008