AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, April 11, 2011

The Secrets of Three

Illustration: Florence Edith Storer
Monday's Child #41

It feels so good to be outdoors
Under a pretty blue sky
The leaves are dancing
And birds are glancing
And singing as they pass by

It feels so good to feel free
Beyond the rules at home
A picnic lunch
With lots to crunch
And a drink before we roam

Shall we play hide and seek
Among the trees
Or share some ghostly tales
I really don't mind
Whatever the kind
Of game...Do as you please!

We only have just a little time
Before Mum and Dad return
They're only by the river
And we don't want them to be stern

Let's treasure our time in the great outdoors
Our secret club of three
It feels so good to be ourselves
Just the wind
And you and me

Monday's Child - (an illustration from a children's book is the writing prompt) - is hosted by bkmackenzie


Reflections said...

Oh the secretive moments always seemed the best, didn't they? Nicely shared memories of childhood.

JL Dodge said...

Gemma, this is so great !
love it !

Helena said...

Wonderful! Smiles ~.^

♥ ஆ

Lisa said...

Enjoy this piece.


signed...bkm said...

I love the secret moments spent - I remember them with my brothers and sisters...running through the woods all the wonderful adventures..thank you for sharing...bkm



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