We spent Christmas in the Shire
(Not the one with Hobbits and Fire)
I speak of the one in central Victoria
During the Gold Rush, back in the day
This area became well known to those far away
Many found Gold and became really rich!
Nowadays it’s a quaint getaway in which
We have a house with an acre to grow
Fruit, veggies and other things we can sow
It really is a beautiful place
Nature and architecture enrich this space
The drive was long but whimsically scenic
We zipped past fields, trees, and live stock in paddocks
It was a good way to end this trip back down under
I’m refreshed and happy because home is utopia.