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Australia Day poem

Posted by: Aine Ryan | 25 January, 2013 - 10:39 AM
A moving Australia Day poem

Mick Colliss, 6PR's favourite poet, has written a moving Australia Day poem about the beaches, sunny days, vegemite, and, of course, the people. He read it on the Breakfast show with Steve Mills, this morning.

 

AUSTRALIA DAY POEM 

 

By Mick Colliss

 

I love this land Australia in, oh, so many ways

The pristine beaches, clear blue sky and endless sunny days

But most of all I love the people that she calls her own

The lucky ones so fortunate to call Australia home

I love the way we’re all embraced no matter where we’re from

Whether we’re a Kiwi, Scot, South African or Pom

I love our laid back attitude, where no ones too uptight

Our optimist outlook of “no worries she’ll be right”

I love the way we’d rather say G’day than say hello

The way we give a mate a nickname just by adding ‘o’

The way we love to have a crack and punch above our weight

And stick tight to the golden rule of always help a mate

I love our sense of humour, the dryness of our wit

The brave young men who went to war just to do their bit

The way we know the Don’s Average, the way we love Merv Hughes

The way we’ll back an outsider and not care if we lose

The way we worship Boonie when he hasn’t played for years

The way we have our friends around for barbies and for beers

The way when things are going bad we say “it could be worse”

The way that no one knows our national anthem’s second verse

I love how we do deeds expecting nothing in return

I love how much we care about those ashes in that urn

I love the passion of our fans, I love that we love sport

The way our team can make us feel ecstatic or distraught

I love our language; love the phrase a technicolour yawn

I love that we can all lay claim to Cathy, Hoges and Dawn

I love how we have different ways to spread our vegemite

I love the way that none of us gives up without a fight

And that to me is why this place Australia is so great

And why we have so many things that we can celebrate

She may have natural beauty that extends from coast to coast

But the people are the things about this place I love the most

 

 

Blog comments Your Say

  • Australia must be preserved as a Lucky Country. Immigrants are welcome, but we should stop our growth-based immigration and reduce immigration to a level that stabilizes our population. There's a limit to how many people Australia can be shared with without actually destroying it's beauty and pristine coasts etc.

    Tony B Monday 28 January, 2013 - 1:18 AM
  • What a wonderful poem. I love how Mick sums it up so beautifully.

    Dawn Franker Saturday 26 January, 2013 - 1:26 PM
  • I loved this, bought a tear to my eye

    Viv Saturday 26 January, 2013 - 12:55 PM
  • Please could I have a copy of this fantastic poem.
    Many thanks Jan

    Jan Friday 25 January, 2013 - 11:10 AM
  • Loved the poem.I would like a copy.

    Anne Friday 25 January, 2013 - 10:43 AM

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