Friday, April 8, 2011


'Ooooh! What a saucy title!' I hear the young girl cry!
'Mama says I mustn't read it! Oh dear! I wonder why!
I saw  her take a peek inside when she thought I couldn't see!
I wonder why it's alright for her but not alright for me!
Does it mention flirting? I've tried that once or twice,
But Mama is quite insistent that it isn't very nice!
Does it go as far as .....kissing? There! I've said that naughty word!
That's the most.....suggestive....... word I think I've ever heard!
I go quite pink when I think about the......things......inside those covers!
Holding Hands! And Valentines! And Courting! And ......yes.....Lovers!
I'm being prepared for marriage! I wonder who it will be!
I'm sixteen now and that's the future that's mapped-out for me.
I wonder if husbands kiss their wives! Oh, what a naughty thought!
I know it involves having babies; ladies talk about 'getting caught'!
I've no idea what they mean by that! But I find it quite exciting!
If only I could read the book! It looks terribly inviting!
They say, in a century or so, the sexes will be equal!
This book looks terribly thrilling! I'd love to read the sequel!


The gently-rolling countryside we find in New South Wales
Always captivates me! I would say it never fails.
And that's because, before we came, I visualised this land
As being beach and desert, and predominantly sand.
I'd heard about the Outback, and I'd heard of Manly Beach,
I'd thought there might be 'pretty bits' but not within my reach.
So, when we drive out of the city and we find, almost at once,
The most delightful places, I know I was a dunce.
The vineyards, farms and villages, under a brilliant sky,
Make me love the Hunter Valley and it's easy to see why.

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