Aunty Mill & Uncle Jack - Bush Poetry

Aunty Mill and Uncle Jack

It was a cold and windy day
Out on the weathered track,
When Aunty Mill and Aunty May
Went searching for old Jack.

He’d left his home the day before–
He hadn’t said a word,
And now he sat upon the track;
At least that’s what they’d heard.

Aunty Mill was very wide–
Her temper hot as curry;
While Aunty May was very thin–
And prone to anxious worry.

Now Aunty Mill, she liked to nag;
So Jack was mostly quiet,
But when he said his two bobs worth
It nearly caused a riot.

Mill was Uncle Jack’s “good wife,”
And May her elder sister;
Mill was praying, to herself,
That Jack had surely missed her.

The two went searching for “that brute”
As sternly as could be,
But hoped that he had not gone far–
’Twas almost time for tea.

Mill saw a man along the track–
Just sitting on the ground.
She recognised that it was Jack;
He didn’t make a sound.

“I’m willing to forgive you Jack,
Although you’ve wronged me so,
Or May will leave this house, with me”;
She stood and had her go.

Jack mumbled something to himself,
He knew that he was beat,
And after thinking on it,
Rose slowly to his feet.

He stood and slyly glanced at Mill,
Then turned and walked away
Along the track, back to the house,
To face another day.

© Michael , 2010

100 views at 13/6/10

Aunty Mill & Uncle Jack - Bush Poetry

Michael John

Oatley, Australia

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 62

Artist's Description

I love reading the Australian poets of yesteryear, especially Henry Lawson and ‘Banjo’ Paterson.

So I thought that I would try my hand at some Aussie bush poetry.

Let me know what you think…

Featured
Australian Travel Photography & Writing – Jun 2010
Australia! You’re Standing In it – Jun 2010
Preserving History – Jun 2010
Imaginative Skulls – Jun 2010
Featured Writers – Nov 2010
The World As We See It – Jul 2011
Art & Ink, So Free – Jul 2011
Destination Australia – Jul 2011
Luve & Hugs For All – Sep 2011
Islands, Islands, Islands – Sep 2012

Artwork Comments

  • Bernie Stronner
  • Michael John
  • hereforfun
  • Michael John
  • Bobby Dar
  • Michael John
  • Paul Dean
  • Michael John
  • Michael Matthews
  • Michael John
  • Bev Woodman
  • Michael John
  • Trish Meyer
  • Michael John
  • Paul Dean
  • Michael John
  • hereforfun
  • Michael John
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • Michael John
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.