“Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.” Tom Stoppard
Such Fun Westerns on the telly, I pistol whipped my old man, but after the gun-fight, of course, melting in the Suez on P&O, armless beggars in Colombo, shark alarm off South Freo, dangerous creatures in straya, but we're all having fun mate peeing how far up the dunny wall? Chasing girls for curiosity's sake, mixing the books in the library and wagging boring school, dreaming of joining a rock band, idly playing a surf champ but really a clerk, no, labourer with bell bottoms and platform shoes, fumbles and kisses then a car of my own and the world was wide open. ©Paul Vincent Cannon
Note: Australian usage – Old Man = dad; Freo = the city of Fremantle; straya = Australia; dunny = toilet; wagging = bunking off.