Francis Duggan


The Javanese - Poem by Francis Duggan

He says me like Australia but me from far away
From Java in Indonesia tis there me first saw light of day
Me cannot be an Aussie though me can say 'good day mate'
And when Aussies win at cricket me too does celebrate
When people ask me where me come from me say me Javanese
They ask me to repeat that you say that again please
Perhaps me slur me words a bit after five or six beers
But then some Aussies it does seem are born with lazy ears
Me a hard working fellow me work hard for me pay
And nothing ever easy ever seem to come me way
Me work hard and me party hard and me make the most of life
Just twenty two close to me prime and don't have a child or wife
And when some ask me where you from me say me Javanese
And when they ask say that again me say it rhymes with cheese.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008



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