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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

There Is Far More To Australia

From Cape York Peninsula to Wonthaggi Town
This is a big Country to drive up and down
The highways through the outback lands wide, flat and brown
Australia does have many claims to renown.

The most urbanized Country in the World as some are known to say
In and around the big coastal cities most of the Nation's population does live and stay
Of sub tropical and tropical and temperate climates of varying degrees
Though a big Country that could do with many more trees.

A land of miles of sea side beaches for recreation and fun
A paradise for the lovers of the sun
But for skin exposure to the sun there can be a huge price to pay
As some sun lovers do not live for to grow old and gray

But there is far more to Australia than most do read about
It can be a Land of storms, fire, earth tremors, floodings and drought
And in the lonely outback miles from anywhere
A sparsely treed bare country few people live there.

The Land of marsupials and people of the Dreamtime
It has inspired artists to sketch and writers to song, story and rhyme
And of species of beautiful birds nowhere else to be seen
In landscapes that often look more brown than green.
Francis Duggan
Topic(s) of this poem: country
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