Where now are the horse and carriage?
Where are the bullock pulled drays?
Where are the old farm homesteads?
They are gone, things of elder days.
Where now are the virtuous women?
Where are their good children gone?
Where are the close knit families?
What good teaching has been withdrawn?
Much stuff of elder times
Is now replaced with more convenient things
We have better communication, travel
Now by cars and machines with wings
But the people of long ago?
The values they lived by?
Where is the noble character?
Did it with that generation die?
Are there any of them left?
Yet I know there are a few
They be far between, but they are there
I ask, will one of them be you?