In The City To Stay

He is from the wooded hills of the yellow tailed black cockatoo
The birds known to some people as the weerloo
And though from his hometown in the high country he lives far away
His thoughts return to there more than once every day
He left the mountain town since no job for him there
Circumstance cause many young people for to move to live elsewhere
And the nostalgia in him for the hills does remain strong
But in the big city his future belong
A young man near his prime soon to be twenty three
With years of living ahead of him and more places to see
With a six months old daughter with his wife to be
He does take his role of fatherhood seriously
And though he misses his hometown and friends and family in the hills far away
It does seem he is in the city to stay.

by Francis Duggan

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Thank you so much for sharing the poem with us be bleesed