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Reflexions about an awful decade in Australia. Note: “Bludgers” is an Aussie word invented by former Aussie Prime Minister Malcom Fraser as a means of tormenting the unemployed and people on welfare. "Stagflation" is when inflation & unemployment are both high.

Submitted:Dec 27, 2010    Reads: 26    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Reflecting back the last nine years
I see nothing to cheer my soul;
For the '90s have been depressing
So very empty and cold.
I see people in endless queues
Begging a buck for a meal;
But I'm told that they're Bludgers
Not really people at all.
Protection was killed off
And Australia soon followed;
The dollar dropped sharply
Along with student literacy.
What of the new century
Will things get any better?
It's impossible to imagine
That they could get any worse!
© Copyright 2010
Philip Roberts


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