Thursday, December 22, 2016

From The Forested Countryside

From the forested countryside of the yellow tailed black cockatoos
The birds known to some people as the weerloos
In Suburbia for the work and the better pay
As a scaffolder on a building site today
Tall dark haired and sturdy near the prime of his life
He has met the young woman he hopes to make his wife
They plan to soon wed and start a family
The future looking bright for one of twenty three
He does not miss the quiet country town by the forested hill
A place of mostly older people where time seems to stand still
Where the unemployed are many and jobs they are few
In country towns nowadays this is nothing new
To his hometown in the countryside two hundred kilometers away
He sometimes does return to for a brief holiday.

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