Two songs of Australia

May 6th, 2017 by admin

Concerts in the park, barbies in the yard
Cricket on the beach, drinking long and hard
A time to sing, to laugh, to play, in searing summer sun
A toast to our success – aren’t we the lucky ones
But deeper in the shadows a defiant spirit stirs
A chant that rises through the chatter, demanding to be heard
And as you grab your tongs to turn some half-burnt snags,
Or you sink another tinnie and wave a plastic flag,
Those voices ring out louder, heartfelt, strong and clear
And no longer can you claim the song they sing is not from here

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