You know I grew up on a farm
Could always have drowned in the lake
Died from the fall of a big tree
Or simply from treading on snake
And then there’s the horse-drinking trough
Was always near top (pretty full)
Could easily have fallen from a galloping horse
Or gored by our favourite pet bull
So by today’s standards
I’m pretty lucky to be alive
I fear we may soon face a shortage
Of top-grown Australian cotton wool
To wrap up our dear precious children
But also our adventurous ones as well
Of course there is only one problem
Will they discover a world beyond screens?
Which appear to have become widely approved by
So-called protective parents it seems
Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour. He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.
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