douglas scotney

Silver Star - 3,871 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

The Land of Trope Poem by douglas scotney


The Northern Territory's
Earnt qualities of trope
Have made me qualify the name
To Northern Terratrope.

South Australia too
Though not so trope-endowed
Is by no means trope-astray-
vis-a-vis Victoria
In a little-bro-big-bro-big-bro-little-bro way.

We've often thought of name change:
My favorite, 'South Sandwich Meat'.
But now the North is called The Trope,
'The Meat' I will delete
And call it Southern Terratrope.

O Ntropy and Stropy,
With names we'll have our day.
Miss N Trope hates folks.
Just call me Strop, OK?

Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Edited: Saturday, June 16, 2012
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I had my day with a word I'd never used before: trope. You can go troppo in the NT during wet season-a madness. Also it's the Land of the Never-Never (after a book, 'We of the Never-Never' by Aeneas Gunn) , where 'If you never never go, you'll never never know', a catch phrase used by the tourist industry. It's got the big red rock and the big bad croc makes it to page one.

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