THE UNLUCKY COUNTRY

Poem by: Philip Roberts

Summary

Once known as The Lucky Country, Australia is now very unlucky for the poor and unemployed, who are treated like dirt by the fascist elite who now run this country.

Content

Submitted: January 29, 2011

A A A | A A A

Content

Submitted: January 29, 2011

A A A

A A A


They used to say, "The Lucky Country"
But it's lucky there no more,
There's good luck for the rich elite
But only bad luck for the poor.

It's bad luck if you're starving there
Bad luck for the unemployed,
Now all the lucky breaks are gone
No good luck is enjoyed.

Luck runs out on frigid nights
For people forced to live outside,
They stay alive wrapped in ‘papers
Still many of them die.

The lucky folk still congregate
At
Lygon Street's swanky cafes,
Unconcerned about the unlucky ones
Living just over in Footscray.

For Footscray has a milling throng
Of those whose hope is done,
No smiling faces in the crowds
For them all luck is gone.

The "Lucky Country" not a chance
It's lucky here no more,
Especially in the endless winter
For those living out of doors.

They say you make your own luck
But the government helps the rich,
Their luck is bought and paid for
Their life goes without a glitch.

But for those who cannot pay
Canberra's inflated asking price,
Good luck is mere' a legend for
Street folk living in snow and ice!

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts


© Copyright 2016 Philip Roberts. All rights reserved.

THE UNLUCKY COUNTRY THE UNLUCKY COUNTRY

Status: Finished

Genre: Literary Fiction

Houses:

Details

Status: Finished

Genre: Literary Fiction

Houses:

Summary

Once known as The Lucky Country, Australia is now very unlucky for the poor and unemployed, who are treated like dirt by the fascist elite who now run this country.
Share :
Twitter

Add Your Comments:

Other Content by Philip Roberts

Add picture

Paste the link to picture in the entry below:

— or —

Drag a picture from your file manager into this box,
or click to select.

Add video

Paste the link to Youtube video in the following entry:

Existing Comments:
Bad selection

Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node.

(example of bad selection): This is bold text and this is normal text.
(example of good selection): This is bold text and this is normal text.
Bad selection

An annotation cannot contain another annotation.

Anonymous
Really delete this comment?
Anonymous
Really delete this comment?

There was an error uploading your file.


    
Anonymous