WILD KANGABIRDS BOUNCE, YES THEY LIKE TO BOUNCE HIGH,
BECAUSE THEY HAVE BIG FEET THEY CAN’T REALLY FLY;
CONFINED TO THE PADDOCK, BUT FOR FRANTIC JUMPS,
ACROSS SCRUBBY GULLIES OR CLEAR FELLER’S STUMPS.

WONDERING IF THEY SHOULD FLY OR NOT BOTHER,
SCARED TO TRY ONE THING OR MAYBE ANOTHER,
TOO WORRIED THAT IF THEY SHOULD FLY THEY MIGHT FALL,
OR VANISH AWAY IN AN AFTERNOON SQUALL.

SOME KANGABIRDS LIKEWISE ARE REALLY NOT SURE,
IF THEY OUGHT TO FLY OR WALK ‘ROUND ON THE FLOOR.
THEIR FEET ARE MUCH TOO BIG, THEIR WINGS WAY TOO SMALL,
THEY LIKE BEING HIGH BUT ARE SCARED THEY MAY STALL.

BLUE KANGABIRD PARACHUTES SPOTTING THE SKY,
WOULD LOOK RATHER SILLY BUT YET THAT IS WHY,
THEY TAKE FLYING LESSONS FROM GREEN SEE THROUGH THINGS,
WHO HANG IN THE TREETOPS ‘TIL KANGABIRDS RING.

CALLING FOR HELP, WITH THEIR FLYING CHARADE,
TO GET SOME FREE LESSONS, IN AFTERNOON SHADE,
ON HOW TO GET AIRBORNE, WITHOUT TOO MUCH FUSS,
FLYING IS BETTER THAN CATCHING A BUS.

BIG KANGABIRDS ALL LONG TO FLY IN THE AIR,
CHASE HUGE JUMBO JET PLANES TO GIVE THEM A SCARE.
OR HOUND RUSSIAN ROCKETS OUT INTO DEEP SPACE,
HELP NEEBLES MOVE CLOUD BANKS ALL OVER THE PLACE.
 
PLAY WITH BALD EAGLES, ZOOM THROUGH THICK, GREY CLOUDS;
BOAST TO THEIR NEAR NEIGHBOURS WITH VOICES TOO LOUD,
ABOUT WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN,
OF FLYING ALL OVER,  AT ULTRA HIGH SPEED.

THESE TRAVELLING KANGABIRDS CAN MOVE THE BLUES,
THEIR LITTLE WINGS HELP THEM NOT WEAR OUT THEIR SHOES.
NEW SHOES ARE EXPENSIVE FOR SUCH GREAT BIG FEET,
SOME KANGABIRDS CAN FLY THE LENGTH OF THEIR STREET.

THEY DREAM OF ZOOMING FAST DOWN OVER THEIR TOWN,
FLYING INTO DEEP SPACE WHERE THEY CAN’T BE FOUND.
WAFTING, DRIFTING SLOWLY ON COOL SUMMER BREEZE,
KANGABIRDS WISH THEY COULD DO SO WITH EASE.

TO SOAR WITH BALD EAGLES SO HIGH IN THE AIR,
LARGE KANGABIRD FLOCKS IN FORMATIONS OF SQUARE;
ZOOMING IN DIVES, DOWN TO FREAK OUT THE NEEBLES,
KANGABIRD SQUADRONS PATROLLING THE REGIONS.

FLOATING ON SOFT WINDS, FAST SPYING OUT HUNTERS,
WARNING OF DANGERS, OR SHIFTS IN THE WEATHER.
OR START KANGABIRD FLIGHTS ALL OVER THE PLACE,
GALACTIC, CHEAP KANGABIRD FLIGHTS INTO SPACE.

THOUGHTS OF SUCH TYPE DO LURK IN KANGABIRD MINDS;
WILD TIME TRAVEL FANTASIES TRYING TO FIND,
NEW WAYS TO BE AIRBORNE, IN HIGH CLOUDS TO STAY,
DREAMING TO FLY HIGHER IN MUCH BETTER WAYS.

THEIR WEE, TINY WINGS WITH THOSE EXTRA BIG FEET,
HELP KANGABIRDS FLY IN A DESPERATE LEAP.
LIKE KANGABIRD DREAMS, THEY SOON FLOAT TO THE PEAT,
BUT THEY NEVER GIVE UP, NOR ADMIT DEFEAT.

NO, NEVER SURRENDER, DON’T EVER GIVE IN,
NO MATTER HOW HARD, KANGABIRDS PLAN TO WIN.
TO LEARN HOW TO FLY, SOAR HIGH INTO THIN AIR,
UNLESS YOU BELIEVE YOU WON’T GET ANY WHERE.

YOUNG KANGABIRDS LEARN TO ENJOY LOTS OF THINGS,
RIPE MANGOES, COCONUTS AND PINEAPPLE RINGS;
BUT THEY NEVER ANSWER WHEN PINEAPPLES CALL,
IN CASE THEY FALL DOWN OR BOUNCE INTO A WALL.

THEY LIVE IN THE OUTBACK, A LONG WAY AWAY,
FROM ‘HEYWHEREAREYOU’ AND THEY CAME IN TODAY,
GOING TO SAM’S PARTY, AT THE PEOPLE ZOO,
YOUNG ONES WORE BRIGHT RIBBONS OF RAINBOWZEE HUE.

TO HELP CELEBRATE SAM’S GREAT EIGHT YEAR OLD KNEES,
THOSE KANGABIRD FEET HELP THEM GET THERE WITH EASE.
HUGE FEET HELP THEM FLY IN A KIND OF A WAY,
THAT’S HOW THEY TRAVELLED HERE FOR SAM’S KNEE’S BIRTHDAY.

TO LOOK AT THE PEOPLE, LET LITTLE ONES SEE,
THAT FREEDOM IS BETTER THAN CAPTIVITY;
THAT NOT HAVING KNEES IS NO MAJOR DEFEAT,
BECAUSE THEY HAVE SMALL WINGS, AND EXTRA BIG FEET.

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