Treasure Island

David McKee Wright

(6 August 1869 – 5 February 1928 / Ballynaskeagh / County Down / Ireland)

Poems of David McKee Wright

1. Amelia Jane 1/3/2003
2. An Old Colonist's Reverie 1/4/2003
3. An Old Colonist's Reverie 9/11/2012
4. And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? 9/11/2012
5. Bavarian Gentias 9/11/2012
6. Forget Not Yet The Tried İntent 9/11/2012
7. Hector 4/13/2010
8. I Abide and Abide and Better Abide 9/11/2012
9. I Find No Peace 9/11/2012
10. In Spain 9/11/2012
11. In the Moonlight 1/3/2003
12. Is it Possible? 9/11/2012
13. Madam, Withouten Many Words 9/11/2012
14. Mine Own John Poynz 9/11/2012
15. My Galley, Chargèd With Forgetfulness 9/11/2012
16. My Lute Awake 9/11/2012
17. Of the Mean and Sure Estate 9/11/2012
18. Old Mates 1/3/2003
19. Shearing's Coming 1/3/2003
20. Since So ye Please To Hear Me Plain 9/11/2012

Old Mates

I came up to-night to the station, the tramp had been longish and cold,
My swag ain't too heavy to carry, but then I begin to get old.
I came through this way to the diggings -- how long will that be ago now?
Thirty years! how the country has altered, and miles of it under the plough,
And Jack was my mate on the journey -- we both run away from the sea;
He's got on in the world and I haven't, and now he looks sideways on me.

We were mates, and that didn't mean jokers who meets for a yea

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