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Australian Dream Time

Updated on August 21, 2018
Have a cold one, any old arvo!
Have a cold one, any old arvo!

I had a dream the other night, was in dear old Australia Land,

Down under and in that wild Outback, my visit there so grand.

The first critter there was hopping around all over, a kangaroo,

When I heard an Aussie up and say, do you have a didgeridoo?

Then I saw a native man, carried a spear and wearing but a tog,

Asked me if I saw a bloody billabong, as he was sitting on a log.

I told him I was just on a visit there, it was all just my silly dream,

No matter what I tried to do, nothing appeared then as it seemed.

"Have you had in brekky yet", he asked, as he stirred up the fire,

"Nope", heard myself say, but "Crikey," those flames grew higher.

"You're no dag or drongo mate, sorry, there's no Maccas out here",

Then he pulled a rabbit from his hat and did drink a sip of his beer.

He was quite the larrikin, with heaps of jokes, for all of those blokes,

Appeared as though he was not as it seemed, was it just his hoax?

Said he was a lawyer of sorts, apologized, then answered a phone,

Skulled, did swallow, down his last gulp, and just as suddenly, gone.

The sun was rising high in the sky, as birds were calling so sublimely,

Dingos all scooted here and there, was now for me to leave, as timely.

I waved a farewell to Aussie Land, as in my boat, tides then set adrift,

Was another of those dreams I'd had, and as always my spirits did lift.

Have a great arvo, old chaps.
Have a great arvo, old chaps.

word list in Aussie:


cold one - self-explanatory

billabong- a dry river bed

Brekky- breakfast

Ciggy- cigarette

Crikey- a statement of surprise

didgeridoo- wind instrument

dag- unkept or ragged

drongo- fool

G-day- hello

Stoked to see ya- happy to see you

Larikin- someone who's always up for a laugh

Maccas- McDonald's

skull- to down a beer


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      15 months ago from United States

      My thanks to Eric, Louise, and Shauna for your nice reviews on this poem. Many blessings to all. whonu

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      15 months ago from United States

      Thanks, Eric. Glad you enjoyed this one. Many blessings, my friend. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks my friend. My time in their outback has been too limited but you brought it back.

      Red dry dirt for as far as the eye can see. I want to go back.

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      Louise Powles 

      15 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a great poem. I'd love to visit Australia. It's a beautiful country.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      15 months ago from United States

      Thanks Shauna. Many blessings.Glad you liked it. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      15 months ago from Central Florida

      What a cool dream! Your poem is fun and full of visuals, whonu. Love it!


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