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An Ode To Scotty From Announcements!

(Actually it’s fourteen lines so maybe I should have called a sonnet even though the rhyme scheme is neither Petrarchan nor Shakespearean!)

Scotty promised vaccination

So we could open up the nation

And allow some interstate vacations

At least that was his inclination.

I clearly remember many headlines

About all those October deadlines.

But we shouldn’t think it strange

When the ideas of governments change

And we’re told that targets won’t be aimed for

So there’s nothing they’ll be blamed for

So Scotty can quickly pass the buck

Telling us that we’re out of luck!

His subtext being: “It’s all fine

Already I’ve been given mine!?”

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  1. Gangey1959

    Although Australia’s out of luck

    Our pissant dealer can “Goan get flucked”

  2. Bronte D G ALLAN

    Great rhyming article here Rossleigh! This fucking lying loser is our Pimp MInister? I think the only thing he is “good” at is telling lies & then shifting blame to other people! There is NO WAY he should ever be our leader! Sadly, far too many of the voting age people will still probably re-elect this useless scumbag & his rabble of a political party! God help us, & I am not religious!

  3. Regional Elder

    Beautifully summed up Rossleigh, and so succinctly the world view of the ‘ what’s in it for me ‘ and ‘What’s my next annouce-able ‘ Prime Marketeer ‘.

  4. Michael Taylor

    Rossleigh, do you have a day job? 😁

    Only joking, mate. That was good. Got a smile out of Carol and I.

  5. New England Cocky

    Rossleigh, are you establishing a poetry section at AIMN to demonstrate that incompetent governments can be ridiculed in many imaginative ways as well as reporting their inept personal performances? bring it on!!! Henry would be impressed with your doggerel.

  6. Henry Rodrigues

    NEC…. I don’t know whether you were referring to me, but I am always impressed with more imaginative ways of pouring shit on Scummo and his mob of wankers. They deserve all that we can throw at them.

    Kudos to Rossleigh.

  7. New England Cocky

    @Henry Rodrigues: If you like, but my comment was about Henry Lawson, one of the great Australian poets of the late 19th – early 20th century. He had a long running poetical debate with Banjo Patterson, another great Australian poet of that period, who was a bosses man by birth-right and lived the life of Riley among the station owners.

    Henry Lawson was a worker who had experienced the many trials of country living combined with alcoholism. Very much a worker, expressing worker sentiments to balance the glorifying images of Patterson.

  8. Henry Rodrigues

    Thank you NEC for putting me right. Yes I have read about Henry Lawson and his life story though not mush of his poetry. It was presumptious of me to be considered along side the one and only Lawson but my sentiments are very much in line.

  9. Kaye Lee

    Scotty isn’t outcome-based
    Scotty is in fact two-faced
    Reject the premise of your question
    How dare you make such a suggestion
    Cue Chris Uhlmann for a Dorothy Dixxer
    Scotty our boy will be the fixer
    Build a coop and don a cap
    Let the women whinge on their WhatsApp
    We’ll meet our targets in a canter
    Wink wink nudge nudge it’s all just banter
    Scott’s the Messiah from the Shire
    Or, as time will show, an inadequate liar
    The marketing man has no plan
    Except to extort all he can

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