Hazel Connelly

(28th September 1949 / Lancashire)

£10 Pommie


From Wigan to Australia I am bound
Emigrating to turn my life around
Twenty years a tradesman I have been
With spells of unemployment in between.

We’re off to start a brand new life
Me, my son and the wife
Cousin Bob is renting the house
For shortly he’s taking a spouse.

Our family’s giving us a send off do
Lots of friends will be there too
Day of departure excitement set in
I can’t control my Cheshire cat grin.

Soon we settled without fuss
Life was grand for all of us
We bought a house and built a pool
I thought it would keep us nice and cool.

Over here I’m a pommie over there an ex pat
It doesn’t really matter they all like a chat
We’ve had a good life my family and I
But there’s just one thing before I die.

Before I lay my head to rest
I want to return to the place I like best
This place my heart holds very dear
The place is known as Wigan Pier.
©Hazel

Submitted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 30, 2013

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