I wrote this poem in 2013, I think, and my Facebook friend Ag Nes created this digital photo.
Citizenship ceremonies will be held all over Australia today. People will celebrate in green parks and on sandy beaches, in pubs and clubs and at home. They’ll put lamb chops, sausages and shrimps on the barbie, delicious Aussie tucker, and keep cool and merry sipping cold Aussie beer or any other Aussie beverage.
My hubby Sasha and I will be celebrating with our feathered friends.
With colourful Rainbow Lorikeets
With Magpies singing praises of this special day.
These two rascals won’t be welcome. The Sulphur-crested Cockatoos were good fun until they decided to help themselves, in our absence, to our outdoor timber furniture.
I’ll let you join the party, Mr Currawong, if you pop in at your hairdresser’s first.
The Laughing Kookaburra is always welcome.
Happy Australia Day to my fellow Australians!
Copyright 2017 Irina Dimitric