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Topic: Holiday (04/05/12)
TITLE: GRAB THE BILLY
By Graham Insley
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Don’t forget the fly spray can,
Load the roof rack and the van,
And in a hurray if you can.
Why the rush, what’s the haste,
There really is no time to waste,
A campfire chicken needs a baste,
What a lovely roasted taste.
So now it’s off we go in a rush,
Driving out into the Aussie bush,
Kookaburras laugh in a gush,
Listen now, hush, hush, hush.
Wallaby, koala, dingo and kangaroo,
They’re running wild, not in a zoo,
Gum trees and wattle are out there too,
Plenty of bush walks for us to do.
Spending time in God’s creation,
In this wonderful southern nation,
Visit an outback cattle station,
Lose the hustle of life’s agitation.
We’ll sing praises to His name,
Leaving behind the video game,
You’ll be really glad you came,
On this holiday of worthy fame.
We’ll light the campfire at night,
Watch the flames dance in delight,
Cook on that fire and enjoy every bite,
Look at the stars, and gasp, “What a sight!”
Then we’ll slap mosquitoes all night long,
Wish we were singing a different song,
The comforts of home are long gone,
Replaced by creatures that seem all wrong.
Things out there can make you dead,
Crocodiles and other things to dread,
What might I find when I go bed,
Between the sheets or under my head.
There are snakes of course, out there too,
And bigger flies than in a zoo,
Red back spiders, more than one or two,
Check the lid when using the loo.
Will this really be a good holiday,
Sounds more like a terrible fray,
Will we enjoy our time away,
Maybe at home we should stay.
We can still worship our God,
Here at home before we plod,
Nestled nice like peas in a pod,
A comfy bed when we go to nod
Grab the billie and grab the pan,
Chuck away the fly spray can,
Quickly unload the rack and van,
Staying here and safe is what I am.
Footnote: a billie is an outdoor kettle that you put on an open fire, Aussie bush is the Australian outback countryside, kookaburras are birds that make a laughing sound, dingos are wild dogs, a cattle station is like a ranch, there is a fly in Australia called a ’March fly’ and it is huge and bites, red back spiders are poisonous, a loo is a toilet. Australia also has some of the most deadly poisonous snakes in the world
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