I May Be Far From Home

I may be far from home and sea
Beyond my beach’s sand
Far past my pale, grey gum trees
Dotting my calm land.

Far from my sands of red
Beyond the cool, damp earth
Far past soft double bed
Which is much wider in girth.

I may be far from places
I’ve visited before
Far past the loving faces
My kin to me bore.

But I am here among those
Who do not mean me harm
As old sayings go
I have no need for alarm.

Here I’ll see what hasn’t seen before
I’ll visit the new places
And I’ll learn a whole lot more
I’ll make new familiar faces
When I step out through the door.

So do not be afraid I
Tell myself to sleep
Not long since you’ve said goodbye
Back to kin’s arms you’ll leap.

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