Monday, January 26, 2009

XCVII - Australia Day Bits


Australia Day Bits
January 26th, 2009

This is the wattle,
Emblem of our land.
You can stick it in a bottle
Or hold it in your hand.
- Monty Python.

Continuing in the same vein:

Here is the kangaroo,
Our best symbol yet.
You can put in on the barbeque
Or feed it to your pet.

Sharks infest our waters,
Seas that carry ships.
Sharks will eat our daughters
We eat sharks with chips.

Here is the eucalypt
Reaching for the skies.
Stir it in the tea you sipped,
Swish away the flies.

This is the beer can,
Elixir of our world.
You can chuck it down, like a man
Or sip it like a girl.

© J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. beer in a can ...
    eeeeeeeek ...!!!

    anyway, is bbqed kangaroo good?

  2. Purist!

    BBQ'd kangaroo is OK if done rare. If overdone it becomes very very tough.

  3. So, are you drinking beer now?

  4. Happy Australia Day dear j cosmo, I hope you had a great day. ♥

  5. Love the poem...I will never eat fish and chips again. ♥

  6. Happy day! Your little bits are so fun and engaging! The imagery from the yesterday's poem is still burning in my brain, however.

  7. This is good but not a patch on Monty Python Sunshine:)You are much better at poetry now thanks to the influence and guidance of your lovely compatriot from the Harbour City.


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