1961 migrant hostel – archival photo. This was what we lived in when we first arrived in Australia as migrants from England – not the happiest of times – I was 3 years old.
Coddiwomple (v.) Origin: English Slang Word. Definition: To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.
The communion of words
were not political reasoning –
Stilted conversation behind open doors
The land of the White
girt by sea
The parental necessity to get away from their homeland
overtaking family considerations
and childhood fears
that have now lingered for years
intertwined with superficial knowledge
Believers of so called truths
with hidden agendas
lurking within governmental control
watching and waiting for a non existent revolution