A Camel..at Coolgardie......

As you drive up the Great Eastern Highway to the outskirts of Coolgardie Town..
you’ll find in a paddock…………………….a Camel……
all dusty and scarred and Brown…….

This Camel..well I called him Humphrey………
with sad eyes looks at clouds high above……..he remembers the years..
and the sweat and the tears..and an Afghan who trained him with love….

AS I strolled through the paddock to pet him…..he leaned his great head on my chest,
a sadness came through…of the old Man he once knew…
and for whom he’d once given his best…..

This old Afghan who now is forgotten…just a memory of years long ago..
had nurtured this lonely old Camel he’d trained him and watched him grow…
They had travelled the plains of Australia, taking stores to the people ‘outback’
Humphreys great big brown eyes had smiled at the skies as he traversed
the long dusty track…..

Hunphreys days of toil are now over…his backbreaking work is done…
now he stands neath the tree’s ..with his old memories…
and rests neath the setting sun……

This lonely old Camel called Humphrey now just wants a cuddle or two….
but this great Gentle Beast who once came from the east,,,has a lesson for me and for you……………………….

and its this………….ALL Gods Creatures have feelings…….
from the snakes to the birds high above………Dogs….Cats and Sheep….
even Cows in the creek…….and even old Camels
Need Love………

Humphreys great big Brown eyes still haunt me…
though I’m back in the push and the shove…….
and a part of me cries for old Humphrey……
An Old Camel who just wanted…………Love………………

A Camel..at Coolgardie......

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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We all keep our beloved animals close..when we can…..our Dogs and cats live a
very sheltered and protected life…but what of the animals too large to bring inside……
Horses are ‘put out to pasture’……….animals that have oulived their usefullness
are put into a paddock and left..ohh yes they are watered and fed…..but thats it…..they need more..they need the touch of a human hand……there ears stroked….they understand the softness of a known voice…….please remember the ’forgotten ones"………

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