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Long yellow grass stands so vert tall

Stretches on into the distance

Covering tall mountainsides

In a harsh struggle for freedom

Gum trees stretch towards the blue sky

Casting little shade below them

Barely enough to shelter me

That is the Australian tree

Birds chirp loudly while the flies buzz

All around my head and shoulders]

As annoying as it might be

This is the outback I love

I would not trade one single sound

Or one bright yellow blade of grass

For this is the landscape that I love

And the place where I feel at home