|General Poetry posted January 6, 2011|
Land of Flooding Rains ... We Really Are:
Firstly, "Down Under" is a term used to refer to where Australia is on the globe but has somehow become one of Australia's most endearing nicknames. So Australia is now affectionately known in many countries as "Down Under".
For those who don't keep up with world news Australia is in the midst of major floods in the state of Queensland.
"Sunshine State" refers to Queensland ... as it enjoys many beautiful sunny days. It also is the recipient of some very wild storms, cyclones etc and many a flood. These ones however are the worst to hit in a big way for quite some years.
Some quick facts:
*** An estimate on the colossal damage has now been amended from 1 billion to 7 billion. Ouch!
22 towns majorly affected.
At least 2 or 3 cut completely off already. One of these is expecting daily rain for the next month so there are grave fears for Rockhampton.
Emerald, Bundaberg and Rockhampton are the 3 towns worst hit.
Others recorded highest floods ever.
Wettest December on record in Queensland's capital city Brisbane since 1859.
There is a ton of info if you Google it and way too much to mention here.
This is a Extended Quatret. The Quatret was invented by suegalletti of Fanstory and consists of four stanzas of abab rhyme with five couplets spaced alternately between them in aa rhyme. The couplets should read seperately as their own poem and the same for the stanzas. They are also read as one complete poem.
The content was so extensive for this poem I had to extend by one extra stanza and couplet.
Thanks for reading ...
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