He walked the field and shook the trees
Collected olives with such great ease..
The bags were full, his heart was too
He practised saying “I love you..”
He smiled with joy, for she soon would be
His beloved wife before he went over the sea.
The banns were posted ..April 1904
She would be his wife for evermore.
‘Her beautiful eyes’ he often praised
On the handsome Evzone, they’d often gazed.
He left her with tears she tried to hide
Longing so much, her, by his side.
Some years later, she joined her man
In Australia as was the plan…
The years went by, a family grew..
Boys, there were eight, girls there were two…
They both worked so hard all through their lives
Happily welcoming new husbands and wives..
I miss my Papauli more than I can say…
I’ll leave that story for another day!
Crissouli © 8th August 2021