A gospel for suburbia.

Eternal, infant vision.

It’s mid-nineteen-nineties Australia and I’m a small child,
playing on the lambs-wool carpet.

It’s mid-nineteen-nineties Australia and the streets are filled,
watermelon slices and pool parties are my dreams fulfilled.

It’s mid-nineteen-nineties Australia and the parents are young,
enjoying their freedom and their responsibilities; it’s fun.

It’s mid-nineteen-nineties Australia and I’m the summer son,
swimming in the pool with Pa just like I did with Mum.

It’s mid-nineteen-nineties Australia and I’m the king of the garden,
digging for legless lizards with Dad, mentor and chum.

It’s mid-nineteen-nineties Australia and I’m warming;
Exploring in the summer sun.

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This is the first time I’ve written about my childhood. If my parents enjoy this poem half-as-much as I enjoyed my childhood than I’ll be very happy :).

The poem seems quite infantile to me… but I guess that comes with the nature of what I was talking about :p.

One last point, I’ve just written and uploaded two poems (this is the second one) about mid-nineteen-nineties suburbia. This is the positive poem. The other is the negative.


  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful…draws many images in the mind!!!! xoxoxo

  • Abigail F.
    Abigail F.about 5 years ago

    Makes me miss my own childhood sometimes.
    Legless lizards?

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 5 years ago

    The answer lies within your own words. We love children, and the suburbs are for them… we love to watch ourselves grow up, but with that, suburbia grows at an ever increasing pace…

  • This is true… these days children can become easily lost in Suburbia… it’s not what it used to be at all. People don’t know their neighbours any more. That’s a scary thought – I’d like to think that when I move into my own piece of suburbia it will be of a relatively moderate size, full of decent people who have a general care for humanity. If I can’t find that – I’d rather live somewhere amongst the nature, with animals and the natural beauty of the world surrounding myself and my family.

    – RVRFNX

    RVRFNXabout 5 years ago

    And if I simply couldn’t find a way to live out in the wild… then I’d definitely have to create a garden like yours as a retreat!!

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