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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Mad Malcolm Fraser was one of Australia's two most evil prime ministers (along with Tony 'The Evil' Abbott). Fraser spent 7 years in office, with two main objectives: 1) To wipe out the union movement and reduce the working class to slaves, 2) To brutalise and terrorise the unemployed. He failed at the first, but succeeded beyond his maddest dreams at the second. He invented the semi-obscene term 'bludger' to slander the unemployed and started an unrelenting pogrom against them, which continues to this day. This poem was written to celebrate his death!

"Life was never meant to be easy"
Said the idiot to the crowd,
Bullshit resounds in Canberra
The truth is not allowed.

An enemy of the public
A loathsome ne'er-do-well,
Rampaging against the unemployed
But now he burns in hell.

A pariah amongst the people
Whose scorn he soon called down,
Rampaging across the political stage
Like a painted, leprous clown.

A razor-tongued viper
Born in wealth and privilege,
Tormenting the poor and suff'ring
Then starving them cross the edge.

© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Submitted: July 10, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts. All rights reserved.

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Bookish B

A lot of punch in a few stanzas. Really well done, and props for not hesitating to write about what's important, and so relevant these days.

Sat, July 10th, 2021 6:59pm

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