I am From – Reflections at 50

I am from Ron and Coral down Armadale means

and as a teenager in mattress I would not keep.

I am from Dampier with little brother Dave

collectively we had many a detailed shave.

I am from carrying a military uniform

getting wearing the correct gear would change into my norm.

I am from candy nonetheless sis Debra, in September ’73

Oh how our lives have been enriched although you we didn’t see.

I am from Dampier, to Perth, with little bro Matt

poor little man within the center seat he sat.

I am from footy in winter and summer time for cricket

gee did not I like to take a wicket!

I am from cracking farts to superior in arithmetic

Sure, years 7 & 8 have been stuffed with all types of dramatics.

I am from Countdown and KISS, Pink Floyd and U2

I’ve at all times cherished music particularly after I’m blue.

I am from Karratha, nearly as good a spot to develop

with mates, whose names, all resulted in ‘Y’ or ‘O’.

I am from squats, bench presses, and chins

bodybuilding and good occasions and different kinds of sins.

I am from the Falcons footy and Salt cricket membership enjoyable

that purpose on Taylor, 50 metres on the run!

I am from pumps and diesels and iron ore screens

however work now entails the sharing of espresso beans.

I am from the nineties and having three beautiful ladies

these dancing live shows and wigs with curls.

I am from Amy and Zoe and Rhi

what blessings of their lives I’ve had the privilege to see.

I am from separation, divorce and devastation

however fortunately God engineered my restoration.

I am from God, who reset my course

a ardour to serve others turned my life power.

I am from Sarah, from the household of Brown

stable as a rock, the jewel in my crown.

I am from writing to unravel enigmas

a ardour to advocate towards all types of stigmas.

I am from Ethan, our little expensive

proper now, he is one I prefer to be close to.

I am from Nathanael, the preciousness of loss

However I’ve discovered that life comes from demise on the cross.

So… I am from son and grandson to husband to father

and there is not one other life that I might reasonably.

Now to you all, who’ve been essential to me

love is reciprocal, I do know you will agree.


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