COPPING IT SWEET

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COPPING IT SWEET

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COPPING IT SWEET ... Maureen Clifford © The#ScribblyBarkPoet

It's the Aussie way to greet bad news with humour somewhat warped
a coping mechanism used for years,
and though not sure where it came from we all know it works
for laughter is so much better than tears.

We all tend to band together when the bad times come around
though in normal times we can be quite aloof
We may never know our neighbour's name until disaster strikes
then we're six foot tall and almost bulletproof.

Is it just meeting a challenge gives us courage? Could it be
an adrenaline rush in survival mode?
For we've long lost our herd instinct we tend to keep to ourselves
in the cities - perhaps people overload.

Now the whole world is in lockdown and in insulation phase,
with borders closed and pubs closing their doors,
the road ahead seems endless and there is no end in sight -
people spend time organizing sheds and drawers.

Still the sun will rise tomorrow and the moon will set tonight
Mother Nature seems is not a bit concerned.
She just gets on with life's living, she's a master at that art
and has turned her back on humans who her spurned.

And no doubt she'll ease the pressure when she thinks the lessons learnt,
by those humans who inhabit her sweet earth.
When we sit up and take notice. We've now time to hear her voice ...
slowly we once again value her worth.

Then perhaps she'll shut down Covid just as quick as it appeared
quell the tremors and make calm the ocean storms,
restore the rains to nourish and spread bounty 'cross the earth
as we learn to all accept our brand new norm.

And with economic downturns felt across the land word wide
we'll perhaps learn to embrace some give and take
realizing we are vulnerable without each other's help.
Bloody oath, no worries mate, she'll be jake.
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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I really love this Mahalia!

First time I've ever heard she'll be jake :icon_biggrin:

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Thank you Lynny :text-thankyou: delighted you enjoyed it. One of the things that we Aussie bush poets are a tad passionate about is trying to retain our Aussie lingo by using it in our poetry. So many of our original sayings and phrases are being overwritten by Americanisms these days, which is rather sad - because our Aussie speak was quite unique. "She'll be Jake " dates back to the era of WWI, first used/heard around 1914 but its origin is unclear - possibly of Engish origin - Cockney maybe????
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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