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Race relations
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BJay
2005-04-17 02:39:02 UTC
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Brilliant:-



Race relations

By Glenn Colquhoun



My great great Grandfather was from Luss

This is a village on the shores of Loch Lomond

My parents hang his coat of arms on their wall

My great great Grandmother was a Murray

She lived in Glasgow, by the Clyde

I don't know if their families fought

But I wouldn't be surprised.



Some Murrays lived in Whangape

I guess we are related

Except that I am Pakeha

And they are part Te Rarawa.

Somewhere along the line

I have managed to colonise myself.

It is not the first time this has happened.



My Grandmother's Grandfather was from England

This has been a problem for the Scots.

I can't forget what I did to myself at Culloden.

Or what Edward Longshanks

Did to William Wallace in Braveheart.

I still hate the bastard which of course I am.



And if that is not bad enough

My Grandmother's Grandmother is German.

And so is my Grandmother's Mum.

One half of me has lost a war, the other half has one.



Even more complicated is the fact

That my Mother's father's family are Jacobs

Which if I'm not mistaken makes us Jewish,

Who of course wont speak to the Germans,



No-one mentions they were from Tasmania.

Sometimes I don't know how to live with myself,

I am a civil war.



The Australians fight the English

And keep the Scots happy.

The Scottish fight the English

And then they fight themselves.

The English are offended

And wont speak to the Germans.

This annoys the Germans,

Who of course annoy the Jews.



The Pakeha think they own the place

The Maori want us all to go home.

I would if I knew where that was.



Sometimes it seems I'll never win.

Sometimes I never lose.
David
2005-04-17 04:35:25 UTC
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"BJay" <***@coolkiwi.com> wrote in message news:c%j8e.19347$***@news.xtra.co.nz...



Colquhoun is an upstart
but a bloody good one.

David.
Kerry
2005-04-17 05:07:19 UTC
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Post by David
Colquhoun is an upstart
but a bloody good one.
David.
He's a lovely man, not an upstart

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David
2005-04-17 06:59:13 UTC
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Post by Kerry
Post by David
Colquhoun is an upstart
but a bloody good one.
David.
He's a lovely man, not an upstart
:>)
annemarie
2005-04-17 21:18:43 UTC
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Post by BJay
Brilliant:-
Yeah thats pretty good :o)

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