Animal poems - Kangaroo
... bouncy, ancient, iconic
Why step, when you can bound?
On the sunburnt southern ground.
A land untouched for hundreds of kilometers around.
A peaceful ancient creature, which the black man found.
Iconic animal, on the coat of arms.
Known the world over as unique and proud.
Other animal can never be heard as loud.
The kangaroo commands your eyes, without a sound.
Under the shade of a large paperbark tree.
Laying on the grass, the best relaxation is free.
Crisp distant smoke in the air.
Breathing deep in thought, just take it all in.
Rest. Then bounce.
-- by Andrew Noske