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Poem: No Cure for Itchy Feet

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This poem about a yearning for adventure and escape from the monotony of modern life comes from Flinders University media student Nick Gibbs, a keen music fan and amateur fisherman, and strong supporter of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

No Cure for Itchy Feet

Just want to sleep all day,
Don’t care about my pay,
Excitement, I need some,
Monotony breeds boredom.

Ancient Tribes had it right,
Perhaps cannibals aside,
No clue on rent or bills,
No child anxiety pills.

Sick of life in the West
I think we’ve failed the test
Evolution in reverse,
This Modern world’s a curse.

That’s it I’m going rouge,
I’m kicking off these brogues,
9 to 5 left me scathed,
One foot in the grave,

So what exactly is my plan?
India, Peru or Japan?

Globalisation’s got me beat,
Can’t find a cure for itchy feet.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems up to 30 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to A poetry book will be awarded to each contributor.


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