Poem Day

I Am Always There – You’re Never Alone

© Ashley Becker

Published: July 2011

When you’re feeling down and blue,
And life is being cruel to you,
Just remember you’re not on your own.
I’m always there; you’re never alone.
You might not be able to see my face,
As hard as you look around the place,
But close your eyes and think of me,
And before you know it, there will be me.
Keep me in the midst of your mind,
And life will seem easier, I think you’ll find,
So when life gets too dark to bear,
Just close your eyes and I will be there.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/i-am-always-there-youre-never-alone

Dog on tuckerbox pt 4

This is the poem written by Jack Moses.

I’ve done my share of shearing sheep,

Of droving and all that,

And bogged a bullock team as well,

On a Murrumbidgee Flat.

I’ve seen the bullock stretch and strain,

And blink his bleary eye,

And the Dog sat on the tucker box,

Nine Miles from Gunadagai.

I’ve been jilted, jarred and crossed in love,

And sand-bagged in the dark

Till if a mountain fell on me,

I’d treat it as a lark.

It’s when you get your bullocks bogged,

That’s the time you flog and cry.

And the dog sits on the tucker box

Nine Miles from Gunadagai.

We’ve all got out little troubles,

In life’s hard stony way.

Some strike them in a motor car,

And others in a dray.

But when your dog and bullocks strike,

It ain’t no apple pie,

And the dog sits on a tucker box

Nine Miles from Gunadagai.

But that’s all past and dead and gone,

And I’ve sold the term for meat,

And perhaps some day where I was bogged,

There’ll be an asphalt street.

The dog? Ah, well, he got a bait,

And thought he’d like to die,

So we buried him in the tucker box

Nine Miles from Gunadagi.

Monday Facts

Hello all, here I am at another Monday doing more useless facts post for everyone.

The Death’s-head Moth is Britain’s largest moth, has an unusual fondness for honey. It has developed a little squeak that it uses to let bees know it is about to enter their hive. This must work as the bees let the moth come in and stuff its face without getting pissed off.

Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius, liquid air looks like water with a bluish tint.

In 1940, forecasting the relentless march of science the “Popular Mechanics” magazine said computers in the future may weigh no more then one & half tons……….how wrong were they.

The word “uncopyrightable” is the only 15 letter word that is spelled without repeating a letter.

The word “facetious” contains all the vowels in the correct order.

My life here during last week

mSlept in till 7.30am, what a shock, Tasha was beginning to think I wasn’t waking up.

A cold wet day, Tim is off today, having him home on a Sunday is odd.

I checked the flash drive with music and half of music was gone I have tried to download more but it said the drive was corrupted so I did a scan and repair and it seems to be working now.

Woke just before the alarm and rang Tasha another coldish day.

Sorted out the music flash drive looks good now.

Tim rang up the NRMA about the cheque he received and it is all legit.

By 3pm I am exhausted and ready for bed.

Had a good nights sleep, slept for a solid 10hrs.

A coldish wet morning but not raining.

Tim’s roaster has changed he has some overtime this week, that is rare.

Another good night, even managed to get up and pee at 4.40am then slept till alarm went off.

Leo not going to school as there is some excursion that he isn’t going on.

I am annoyed because the photo frames and albums I wanted to get online using a gift card I have. They don’t have them online so I will see if one of the girls can go into the store.

Another good night, even managed to get up and pee at 4.40am then slept till alarm went off.

Leo not going to school as there is some excursion that he isn’t going on.

I am annoyed because the photo frames and albums I wanted to get online using a gift card I have. They don’t have them online so I will see if one of the girls can go into the store.

Up at 5.30 and texted Tasha about having a shower, she came down and gave me a shower.

A coldish day suppose to rain but so far hasn’t.

A warm day, had another early start woke at 5.30am and sent Tasha a text.

The last day of term 2 and a nice day.

Although I have had 2 incidents where I found myself stuck unable to move my feet. All I could do was wait till they moved again, this is distressing for me.

This afternoon Tasha came and helped me clean out my kitchen cupboards.

Jess putting me to bed.

Poem Day

The Rainbow

Christina RossettiBy Christina Rossetti More Christina Rossetti

Boats sail on the rivers,
  And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
  Are prettier far than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,
  As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
  And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
  Is prettier far than these.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-rainbow-by-christina-rossetti

Dog on Tuckerbox Pt3

Here we are at Tuesday again with part three of the Dog on the Tuckerbox series,

On the 14th February 1976 as a result of representations made by the Gundagai Tourist Advisory Committee, a referendum of voters in the Gundagai Shire was held to determine whether the Dog on the Tuckerbox should remain at the Five Mile, or be moved to Gundagai.

It was overwhelmingly decided that the Dog should remain in its traditional place. The controversy over the “”shift the dog” movement attracted nation-wide attention. The referendum result confirms the Dog will stay where it is.

The Dog on the Tuckerbox story became part. of folk lore of the Australian Bush. At the turn of the century an exhibit at a Gundagai Pastoral and Agricultural Show depicted a dog on a box. It was there that ad poet, wine salesman and traveller, the late Jack Moses first saw the “Tucker Box” and was greatly impressed.

Jack Moses produced “Nine Miles From Gundagai” which became world famous. The poem I will share next week,……..

Facts……………..

Good morning world, or good evening or maybe good night is in order, whichever it is…………it is also Monday meaning it is also fact day. So here are today’s facts.

The best place to see a rainbow is Honolulu in Hawaii. In the morning or at sunset, the sky becomes orange and the rainbows, instead of being multicoloured are bright red.

The abbreviation e.g. stands for “exempli gratia” or “for example”.

Of all the big cats only three of them an roar, lions, tigers & leopards.

In Nairobi, Kenya leopards were known to steal food from peoples rubbish bins.

French President Charles de Gaulle’s final words were “It hurts”

Yeah This Post is Late, Why, Well Because I Forgot, or Maybe I Was Busy But At Least I Am Not Dead………….

Up at 5.40 again, some people can get up and pee then go back to bed, not me it is a struggle to get out of bed, so much so that once up I stay up.

Kathy came and showered me then she drove Dad and me out to see the progress on the new house.

After that Tim & I went out for lunch at the Eastern Tiger the all you can eat place he likes.

I think I spent too much time on my feet as my knees and lower back are very sore.

Awake and out of bed at 5.30 again.

Saw Kelli and Freya when she dropped off Blain.

Been really restless this afternoon, can’t sit for more then a minute without feeling needing to move.

A public holiday so no school but of course I was awake and out of bed at 6am.

The temp is only 5 degrees but I found myself dripping in sweat.

The day warmed up.

By 3pm I am unable to keep my eyes open. In fact I don’t think I will listen to my book because of how tired I am.

Had a so so night due to waking every 2hrs for what felt like ages but was more likely minutes.

Yesterday I had no letters to answer today Tasha checked the

P O Box and now I have 9 to answer.

Got the results of my mammogram all normal.

A new day had a better nights sleep only woke up twice, had a lovely hot shower this morning. Not as cold today.

For the first time in a bloody long time my phone died, good thing I noticed and put it on to charge.

Decided to dig out photo albums and add to then, including the postcards. Only to discover I am missing the one for Natasha, turns out she has it.

At around 2pm Tasha rang to tell me she is sick, vomiting & diarrhoea. So Jess is putting me to bed.

Another cold start to the day, Leo didn’t have his phone on so I had to go up and yell for him.

Tim found out that his cousin Christine passed away her funeral is tomorrow, in Coffs Harbour. We will be going.

I am so very tired this afternoon, Tim wants to leave at 5.30am. Tasha said she will be here at 4.30am to shower me.

Awake at 4.40am when Tasha came in and woke me up. I had a shower and got dressed.

We left at 5.30am and stopped once so Tim could get a sausage and egg muffin, I had banana bread & a banana before we left.

The funeral was small compared to Mum & Dad’s funerals.

Tim had a good day he liked seeing his cousins.

I coped on the drive there and back just, I had a lot of pain.

We arrived home at around 7pm and I feel exhausted so straight to bed.

Slept in till 8.20am just before Kathy arrived with the girls. When I told her that I didn’t need a shower she said “then why am I here” you can imagine how this made me feel. She did the ironing for me.

Tim went and picked up the compressor that was Dad’s and that Dave g ave him.

This afternoon I received a message from Michelle she was going on about Dawson needing money and that he shouldn’t be giving stuff away. The stuff she is referring to is Mum & Dad’s stuff and he has given some of the items he bought for his Nan to his aunts not his mother.

Dawson is a giver he likes giving stuff to those he knows will appreciate it.

Up at 5.40 again, some people can get up and pee then go back to bed, not me it is a struggle to get out of bed, so much so that once up I stay up.

Kathy came and showered me then she drove Dad and me out to see the progress on the new house.

After that Tim & I went out for lunch at the Eastern Tiger the all you can eat place he likes.

I think I spent too much time on my feet as my knees and lower back are very sore.

Awake and out of bed at 5.30 again.

Saw Kelli and Freya when she dropped off Blain.

Been really restless this afternoon, can’t sit for more then a minute without feeling needing to move.

A public holiday so no school but of course I was awake and out of bed at 6am.

The temp is only 5 degrees but I found myself dripping in sweat.

The day warmed up.

By 3pm I am unable to keep my eyes open. In fact I don’t think I will listen to my book because of how tired I am.

Had a so so night due to waking every 2hrs for what felt like ages but was more likely minutes.

Yesterday I had no letters to answer today Tasha checked the

P O Box and now I have 9 to answer.

Got the results of my mammogram all normal.

A new day had a better nights sleep only woke up twice, had a lovely hot shower this morning. Not as cold today.

For the first time in a bloody long time my phone died, good thing I noticed and put it on to charge.

Decided to dig out photo albums and add to then, including the postcards. Only to discover I am missing the one for Natasha, turns out she has it.

At around 2pm Tasha rang to tell me she is sick, vomiting & diarrhoea. So Jess is putting me to bed.

Another cold start to the day, Leo didn’t have his phone on so I had to go up and yell for him.

Tim found out that his cousin Christine passed away her funeral is tomorrow, in Coffs Harbour. We will be going.

I am so very tired this afternoon, Tim wants to leave at 5.30am. Tasha said she will be here at 4.30am to shower me.

Awake at 4.40am when Tasha came in and woke me up. I had a shower and got dressed.

We left at 5.30am and stopped once so Tim could get a sausage and egg muffin, I had banana bread & a banana before we left.

The funeral was small compared to Mum & Dad’s funerals.

Tim had a good day he liked seeing his cousins.

I coped on the drive there and back just, I had a lot of pain.

We arrived home at around 7pm and I feel exhausted so straight to bed.

Slept in till 8.20am just before Kathy arrived with the girls. When I told her that I didn’t need a shower she said “then why am I here” you can imagine how this made me feel. She did the ironing for me.

Tim went and picked up the compressor that was Dad’s and that Dave g ave him.

This afternoon I received a message from Michelle she was going on about Dawson needing money and that he shouldn’t be giving stuff away. The stuff she is referring to is Mum & Dad’s stuff and he has given some of the items he bought for his Nan to his aunts not his mother.

Dawson is a giver he likes giving stuff to those he knows will appreciate it.

Poem Day

Memories Of My Dad

© Rebecca D. Cook More By Rebecca D. Cook

Published: February 2006

He wasn’t a hero
Known by the world,
But a hero he was
To his little girl.

My daddy was a god
Who knew all things.
And better than Santa,
With the gifts he’d bring.

I knew his voice
Before I could speak
And loved it when
He would sing me to sleep.

He changed my diapers
And sat up all night
When my body was weak
And I’d put up a fight.

He’d come home late
With not much to say
And made us all kneel
As he taught me to pray.

He taught me life’s lessons
Of right from wrong
And instilled in me values
That I might be strong.

And so through the years,
Like a hero he stood.
Working to give
All that he could.

His presence was important,
And we loved to see him smile,
For no one in the world
Could emulate his style.

And so, dear Dad,
My best memory to recall
Is the gift of your presence,
The greatest gift of all.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/memories-of-my-dad