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Tree In The Outback
The outback


Back in the day young city Sue
Was looking for work,
She found nothing local
Only jobs out back of Burke,
When she took on a job
As a governess,
An outback sheep station
Became her new address.

She left city life behind
And faced up to country ways,
At first time sure did drag
Sue wondered how to fill her days,
What on Earth would she do
On those long weekends,
With no shops or discos
And none of her old friends?

The weekdays became busy
Teaching the young lad,
Maths, science, spelling, art,
She used all the skills she had,
But where were the fun things
To do on Saturday?
Life seemed pretty dull, so she asked
Why should she stay?

This quiet life was so different
From the city’s fast pace,
Out here there were no malls or traffic
Just lots of open space.
But as time went by,
Sue saw the outback in a different light,
She came to love the sunny days,
The star filled skies of night.

Sue now enjoyed waking
To the sound of bird song,
And the weeks didn’t seem
Anywhere near as long,
She found she had talents
She hadn’t known about,
Sue grew to have confidence
In herself, replacing doubt.

Sue took up sketching,
Also writing stories and rhyme,
These creative hobbies
Now filled her spare time.
She really didn't need
The city’s costly entertainment,
She was able to save the money
She once would have spent,

There were parties at stations
Many a weekend night,
Sue made new friends
Finding she fitted in all right,
She grew to be happy with
Her outback life;
Time passed and then
Sue became a station wife.
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