"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time." (T S Eliot)
"A dark and chanted verse is what I am." (
Forough Farrokhzad)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS*

And so this is Christmas -
Well, who would have thunk?
There’s been parties for weeks now
And everyone’s drunk.

So have a great Christmas
But don’t mention Christ.
He’s not multicultural
‘Though his love once sufficed.

For now we have new gods
And mountains of cash
That stop us from thinking
And help us feel flash.

A merry, merry Christmas,
And a happy new year,
It won’t be much better,
There’s plenty to fear.

This land’s dying
‘Cause we killed it.
Our world’s finished,
We can’t rebuild it.

(*with acknowledgements to John Lennon's wonderful anthem of peace)


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