Russell Thomas

Poem By Francis Duggan

In the Moyne Shire and Warrnambool to many he is known
But in Port fairy they claim Russell for their own
In his years as a teacher there many pupils to better things he has inspired
And there he is one who is greatly admired
As a retired teacher in Port Fairy a credit to the place
One can say of Russell he is aging with grace
He loves playing music many different musical instruments he can play
He plays in different bands and practices every day
One who enjoys life and never seeks the limelight or renown
The likes of Russell is a credit as well as an asset to any town
A leader of the Port Fairy community and of him one can say
That to help people he often goes out of his way
Just a kind and down to earth fellow who never seeks fame
And well known and liked by many Russell Thomas is his name.

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