Wake Up Time

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Teddy
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Wake Up Time

Post by Teddy » 05 Dec 2010, 23:04

WAKE UP TIME



When the shearing sheds are silent and the stock camps fallen quiet

When the gidgee coals no longer glow across the outback night

And the bush is forced to hang a sign, '. gone broke and won't be back'

And spirits fear to find a way beyond the beaten track


When harvesters stand derelict upon the wind swept plains

And brave hearts pin their hopes no more on chance of loving rains

When a hundred outback settlements are ghost towns overnight

When we've lost the drive and heart we had to once more see us right


When 'Pioneer' means a stereo and 'Digger' some backhoe

And the 'Outback' is behind the house. there's nowhere else to go

And 'Anzac' is a biscuit brand and probably foreign owned

And education really means brainwashed and neatly cloned


When you have to bake a loaf of bread to make a decent crust

And our heritage once enshrined in gold is crumbling to dust

And old folk pay their camping fees on land for which they fought

And fishing is a great escape; this is until you're caught


When you see our kids with yankee caps and resentment in their eyes

And the soaring crime and hopeless hearts is no longer a surprise

When the name of RM Williams is a yuppie clothing brand

Not a product of our heritage that grew off the land


When offering a hand makes people think you'll amputate

And two dogs meeting in the street is what you call a 'Mate'

When 'Political Correctness' has replaced all common sense

When you're forced to see it their way, there's no sitting on the fence


Yes one day you might find yourself an outcast in this land

Perhaps your heart will tell you then, '. I should have made a stand'

Just go and ask the farmers that should remove all doubt

Then join the swelling ranks who say, '. don't sell Australia out'

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godfather
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Re: Wake Up Time

Post by godfather » 06 Dec 2010, 22:56

That is veru true but too late for us, Teddy!

We've sold the lot for a few grains of gold and a good day in the Sun.
Certainly, we didn't get value because it took so many long years to make it worth selling in the first place.

But as the old Cree Indian once wrote:

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will we realise, money can not be eaten!



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The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

hawkeye
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Re: Wake Up Time

Post by hawkeye » 22 Dec 2010, 12:33

It will never happen. The pendulum swings to and fro. When it seems we have flown out of control it reverses course and swings the other way. It's like a scary movie but everything will be okay...

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Maggs
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Re: Wake Up Time

Post by Maggs » 22 Dec 2010, 12:48

Your optimism does you credit, Hawkeye. With so much doom and gloom being spread around it is so nice to hear someone say something positive. I will be thankful when 2010 finishes for it has not be the best year, both worlwide and privately. I only hope your optimistic comment can be the spread to all who need that kind of boost to morale.

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Re: Wake Up Time

Post by godfather » 22 Dec 2010, 20:50

Ditto, Maggs, ditto!

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The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

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