The Professional Wanderer

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The Professional Wanderer by Henry Lawson (1867 – 1922)


When you’ve knocked about the country—been away from home for years;

When the past, by distance softened, nearly fills your eyes with tears—

You are haunted oft, wherever or however you may roam,

By a fancy that you ought to go and see the folks at home.

You forget the family quarrels—little things that used to jar—

And you think of how they’ll worry—how they wonder where you are;

You will think you served them badly, and your own part you’ll condemn,

And it strikes you that you’ll surely be a novelty to them,

For your voice has somewhat altered, and your face has somewhat changed—

And your views of men and matters over wider fields have ranged.

Then it’s time to save your money, or to watch it (how it goes!);

Then it’s time to get a ‘Gladstone’ and a…

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Dutch, Pothead, Married since 1999, once homeless officially homed since uh...I guess somewhere around 2006. Music lover (anything but techno) Animal friend (in general, dogs and cats more specific, wolves rule though), Happy (most of the time) Pacifist, optimist but also sarcastic, cynical and philosopher (big word, if I find a better one....) oh... Gamer, PC freak, Software junky, bottom level hacker (lol i can "hack" some of my games but t.b.h others did the work, I just apply their knowledge) all around "can you fix my pc Martin" guy did I mentioned married?

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