We in Australia have many things
Such as houses, gardens and cars.
Small children can play on seesaws and swings
Roundabouts, slides and bars.
Plenty of sunshine, water and air,
Bright shining sand and silvery waves.
Boats gliding by, sails bright in the sun,
People lazing, their work done.
We have enough to drink an plenty to eat,
Many good markets, cafes and stores.
Shops filled with vegetables, fruit and meat
And fish that were caught off our shores.
Our rivers are dammed before reaching the sea
To irrigate dry inland plains,
Where fruit is grown and sheep run free
And the silos are filled with grain.
How lucky we are in this great land of ours,
With good clean air and stocks of sun.
Beach, bush, land, forests and flowers
Giving plenty of room for everyone
Clive Goddard 3B