Poem of the Day

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Yesterday

 I am 72 today,

Yesterday

In Grade Two

The Hobyahs came to stay.

They came through the gloomy gullies

Creep, creep, creeping.

They came through the grey gum-trees

Run, run, running.

They came into my dreams

Skip, skip, skipping.

The Little Old Man

Cut off Little Dog Dingo’s tail

And Little Dog Dingo’s legs

And Little Dog Dingo’s head

To stop Little Dog Dingo barking.

To frighten the Hobyahs away

The Little Old Man

Hid under the bed

When the Hobyahs took

The Little Old Woman away.

The Little Old Man

Was very sorry.

He took Dingo’s tail and his legs and his head

And gave them back to Little Dog Dingo.

Little Dog Dingo saved the Little Old Woman

Little Dog Dingo ate up every one of the Hobyah’s

I am not so sure

There are no Hobyahs now

Even now

Now I am 72.

See for yourself.

Today.

http://pclib.github.io/safari/english/australian-literature-readers/Text/part0058.html

Robyn Youl
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #32

2 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. The Hobyahs I remember from my childhood, at the age of 6. The era of none of the present oily iCal & social correctness. Somehow theses Hobyahs were the perceived monsters lurking outside in the night on moonless nights.
    Loved the reprise by Robyn

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