Poems of Friends

Take Me to Australia

Australia has water
On every single side.
If you looked on a globe you would think it was maybe an island.
But it’s not.

Australia is bigger
Than Texas or Peru.
In fact, it is almost as big as the whole U.S.A.
But not quite.

Australia’s first people
Are aborigines.
Their dreams are important, and some play the dijeridoo.
But not all.

Australia has mammals
That only live right there.
While in nearby New Zealand, there once were no mammals on land.
Except bats.

Australia is someplace
I’d really like to be.
There’s so much to see there—koalas and dingoes and emus.
Shall we go?

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