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I love a sandbagged country « MikeFitz with overflow bit set…

I love a sandbagged country

Sun 29 Sep 2013

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I love a sandbagged country,
A land of speaking blame,
Of human swap arrangements,
Of doubt and downsized brains.
I love her event horizons,
I love her deaths at sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
For no-one else but me !

- Reproduced with permission from Jennifer Mills and with apologies, of course, to Dorothea Mackellar.

I saw this gem flash by, two lines at a time, in @millsjenjen’s Twitter stream nearly a week ago.  Sadly, with about 50 asylum-seeker deaths at sea in recent days, it is now more poignant than ever.

I love a sandbagged country - Tweet by @millsjenjen

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