Such Fun – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: Robert Collins,

“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.


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36 responses to “Such Fun – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Fun poem. Thanks for the mini glossary of Australian terms.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Title says it all, and the car at the end, such a thrill.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Paul, such an entertaining poem! 🙂 Thank you for the tutorial on Australian slang. ❤ May your life continue to be fun!

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  4. Poem combined with Photo gave very good flash link to Memory!😊

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial, Paul….and keep having fun out there!

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  6. Very much a boy’s idea of fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. A perfect tonic to end the week, Paul!

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  8. Amy

    Yes, high price… Sweet memories.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. A funny poem, ending in the possibility to conquer the world. A great one, Paul!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lync56

    Your youth in a nutshell – great poem


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