THE 1990s

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THE 1990s THE 1990s

Poem by: Philip Roberts

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Poem by: Philip Roberts

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Genre: Literary Fiction

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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.

Summary

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.

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Submitted: December 27, 2010

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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!
 

 

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Philip Roberts


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