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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