On Meeting A Koroit Woman

It has been many years since she left Koroit Town
Back in the mid seventies when her hair was light brown
To learn about life in the big World out there
The journey in life for some lead to elsewhere

Far from where they first looked on the bright lamp of day
Though the homebody always near to or in first home stay
And though she left Koroit in her physical prime
In memory she often does go back in time

To her younger years in primary school
In Koroit fifteen kilometers from Warrnambool
One who is ageing in the graceful way
Her once wavy light brown hair is now silver gray

A widowed grandmother of sixty three
Though she is one who seems far younger to me
For one of her age slim, attractive and tall
I met her in Melbourne in the Bourke Street Mall

When i said i live near Koroit it brought a smile to her face
She said it will always be my first homeplace
Where i used to live when my hair was light brown
In the Moyne Shire in beautiful old Koroit Town.

by Francis Duggan

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