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Poems - Company
Loved every word. Has the makings’ of a sad vagabond song.
Have a grand tomorrow.
Reading articles from the pre war depression days, the swag
was the only friend many of these wanderers had as they searched for work. You are right, whatever could ever be achieved from this poem must be in a sad mode.
Yes the days of the swaggy in reality were tough with lonliness and despair as company, along with a swag. Many songs, poems and yarns these days give a light hearted view of the swaggy, but of course, not by swaggies themselves.
Thank you Mary Ann.
It always brings a smile when someone mentions Andy, and I wonder if Henry Lawson was thinking the same when he wrote...Andy's Gone With Cattle. Thanks again Harry for reading and leaving a comment.
Yes sadly, how times have changed. As kids, we would gather around a swaggy at the footy ground and listen to his stories with awe. Today, he'd be arrested and charged with harrassing kids. I guess councils are running out of sane ways to find revenue.
How right you are...these tough times could very easily return, and if they ever did, I'm not sure how modern society with its reliance on technology and production line food could cope. Something needs to be done about controlling personal debt.
Thank you Conor for reading and commenting.
Yeah I think the swaggy had a tough time during the depression, but it was only after reading a book based on life during the thirties in the US that really hit home. It must have been a horrible time for many just trying to survive...
will it happen again?
Thanks for reading and commenting Gail. To explain the gobbldy-gook I've sent a PM to you. Thanks for the questions though, I should realize some of these quotes must confuse.
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