Junior Almanac – Footy Days (“My Country” added verse)

Footy days (Dorothea Mackellar’s “My Country” with added verse)


by Abby Lennon (Aged 10)



I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!


I love the roaring crowds,

As the Aussies score some goals.

Sliding through the mud,

As the ball bounces off the poles.

I love my footy days,

I love the way we try.

Teamwork and co-operation,

Exhausted, we say goodbye.


  1. Classic! Well done Abby!

  2. Well done Abby!
    Another poet in the family. :-)
    A great verse, and so Australian too.

    Hugs, Gran. xoxoxo

  3. Lisa Lennon says

    Awesome work Abs. Xx

  4. Cat from the Country says

    Keep writing poetry Abby. You have talent

  5. Yvette Wroby says

    Well done, fabulous poetry


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