Wishing my Australian friends a wonderful Australia Day!
I’m sharing again the same poem I shared last year for Australia Day.
This poem was written in 2013, first published by Narrator Australia and now appears in my book “Dreams On My Pillow”, and this design was created by my Facebook friend Ag Nes.
“Bathed in warm sunshine, may she prosper fair and black or any other pretty colour”
Bearing this line in mind, I am delighted to present to you a remarkable young man from Sudan who now calls Australia home and who says he coud never have dreamed of getting university education in Sudan because of the colour of his skin.
Deng Thiak was taken from his family at the age of six to be a soldier. Now he’s an accomplished defence lawyer and community leader in Sydney’s west.
May he and his work helping migrants prosper too.
May he be blessed along with others who come to this beautiful land to live honourably, to cherish the opportunities, the riches and freedoms Australia offers.
Sasha and I are also getting into a proper patriotic mood.
I may opt for this headgear, though.
Today I gave My Holden Barina, a true blue Aussie car, a thorough wash. It is now ready to fly the Australian flag.
❤ Happy Australia Day 26 January 2016! ❤
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