Friday, January 26, 2007

January 26

(Blognonymous (Kvatch) set the challenge, here is my blog in verse)

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My country's day of celebration

A prison wrought into a nation

Occurs here on this very day

It is Australia, what can I say?

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Our leader serves the US nation

From his south Pacific station

Okay, before you start to shrug

Thank Howard for being a Bush butt plug!

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It's a country that doesn't dwell on thanks

Delights in bashing the Poms and Yanks

And everybody is mate (like pal)

Unless you are aboriginal

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Great honour goes to Flannery, Tim

Climate warrior renowned is him

But Howard suffered again I fear

A green ‘Australian of the Year'?

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Our bone dry climate has nasty habits

of killing frogs and breeding rabbits

as well as nasty, deadly snakes

good on you Tim, for all our sakes

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As rivers languish, dry and bare

We throw 10 billion at them - there!

I guess they'll flow now green with money

What a heartbreak land of milk and honey

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As we cling here for our very lives

And flex and grow as history drives

We have come far from convict cell

But where we're headed I can't foretell

6 comments:

Kvatch said...

Let's hear it for Cartledge!!! I'll link a bit later this evening. I especially liked this stanza:

Our bone dry climate has nasty habits

of killing frogs and breeding rabbits

as well as nasty, deadly snakes

good on you Tim, for all our sakes

Cartledge said...

Thanks kvatch, thought you might

GORN said...

Ol Girt has alot to offer, you have really summed it up in your verse.

Bravo :)

Cartledge said...

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea:

For those who miss the allusion

romunov said...

Ha ha! I was about to complement your
"Our bone dry climate has nasty habits

of killing frogs and breeding rabbits

as well as nasty, deadly snakes

good on you Tim, for all our sakes"

but I guess kvač beat me to it. Good work. :)

Kvatch said...

Hey Romunov...what's "kvač"? Kvatch in...uh...Slovak? Very cool!