Dancing leaves all greet the sun
Now the day has just begun.
Pigeon coos to lend support,
Finished with the insect caught.
Flowers reaching to the sky
Bending with their dew supply
Add to chorus morning came
Flaunting colours without shame.
Clouds are peeping from on high
On their perches in the sky,
Daring winds to send them on
To many places far beyond.
Cows in meadows send their call
From a distance looking small;
Barking dogs will bring them round
To the nearby milk compound.
School bus standing by the shed
Awakened from its evening bed
Will soon collect unwilling load
For school beyond this rural road.
Tractor growls to early start
With urgent lurch to do its part
While farmer squints at paddock far,
Swinging gate now wedged ajar.
Woman stirring cooking pot
Wipes her face, she’s feeling hot;
Checks to see the oven fed
Lots of wood to bake the bread.
Eldest daughter scrubbing floor
Thinks of wedding soon in store,
Hoping that her lover Jed
Will opt for city life instead.
Such is life upon the land
Everybody lends a hand,
Those who labour hard this way
Live to eat another day.
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