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Texas Here We Come! - A Poem by Don Whinney - April 2010

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The Pakenham WI
By Don Whinney - April 2010

"We're going to America,
At least, that's what we'll try."
Said the chairman of the ladies of
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They packed their tea and tea pots,
Their aprons that would tie,
Their knives to make the sandwiches,
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They left the shores of England,
"We'll be back soon, goodbye."
Said the ladies who do Tiffin,
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And so to distant Texas
Where the locals just say "Hi"
Excited, went the ladies of
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The Tea was planned and practised,
Their hosts with cakes they'd ply,
They'd make a grand impression,
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The day arrived and went, "Real swell!"
Their tea was praised on high.
So home they'd come elated,
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But "Just a mo, repeat please,
We're stuck here till July!?"
Oh "Dash" and "Gosh", "We're stranded."
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"It seems that dust's the problem,
It's up there in the sky,
No planes to take us homeward."
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For days and days it lasted,
The whole world went awry,
Then Ozzy planned a rescue for
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She vowed she'd sort the problem,
She never was too shy,
She'd get them home in no time,
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"We're not just pretty faces",
They joined as one to cry.
We'll clear the dust for England,
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They set to work with Hoovers,
With brooms and, my-Oh-my,
They cleaned the place like demons,
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And soon the air was dustless,
"Tomorrow, home we fly",
So home they came in triumph,
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Once more the world was moving,
And all could heave a sigh,
And who should take the credit?
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Their fame is set in legend,
And no-one can deny,
The saviours of the universe are,
THE PAKENHAM WI