Tony’s arrogance cost him dear
and cost our country too I fear
but now a new bloke’s set to steer
the proud ship of Australia.

Let’s hope that Malcolm gets it right
if not we’ll all bemoan his plight
and wail and whinge into the night –
another polly failure.

Tall poppies fall fast in this land
we don’t always united stand
and yet we still claim we are grand.
God help us – who will save ya?

We’ve turned the boats back in the past,
incarcerated those who asked
for refuge or, shock and aghast …
a same sex marriage favour.

So this time can we get it right?
Can Malcolm turn us overnight
back to a nation that has might?
A once more proud Australia.

Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet