Inge Meldgaard

The Silliest Poem I’ve ever Written

Born in Denmark in 1953, I migrated to Australia with my family in 1957. After spending my school years in Yallourn, I moved to Melbourne in 1970 to attend Monash University. Having graduated with a science degree in 1975, I worked in various fields, such as youth work, teaching, politics (with a s…






I’m just an itching person,
Wherever I go,
Fleas are following me.
Oh Lord, won’t you let me be free!

The other day,
I was driving down the highway,
Can’t drive, but I was driving all the same,
When I saw this flea,
He was hitch-hiking.
Oh Lord, won’t you let me be free!

So I stopped and said,
You can jump right in,
There’s room for more,
And that’s what he did, saying,
Oh Lord, you’ve set me free!

I’m just an itching person,
Wherever I go,
Fleas are following me.
Oh Lord, won’t you let me be free!

Inge Meldgaard
2010
Based on a song written when I was 10 years old – a very long time ago

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