Aw Boombera Nuts

Lucky day 13 NaPoWriMo. This stamp is from my friend, Cara, who lives in Australia. Cara will always be in my heart. She and I met when she was on a project at the University of Oregon. We became fast friends in the few weeks we hung out. The next year, 2006, another dear friend and I visited Cara in Australia. We were three nuts traveling the Great Ocean Road. Now Cara has a gorgeous family, a singing career in band Six Foot Over, and a good job using her physicist PhD.

For the poem, did you know that Macadamia nuts are native to Australia. Hawaii and South Africa grow them too but they’re originally Australian. One of the Aboriginal names for the nuts is Boombera. Enjoy the wise little poem!
Cara macadamia nut stamp 2
Aw Boombera Nuts

A nut for a nut
and always be a nut
for life is too short to grow up.
Keep that creamy innocent cheeky side
it will serve you well
when the tough stuff hits.
A nut forgives,
forgives himself
and rolls on.
So roll on sweet and salty,
roll on.

Dawn, Story, and Cara on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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