Treasure Island

Herbert Nehrlich

(04 October 1943 / Germany)

True Aussie Racism


There once was a young, male recruit,
he was smart rather tall, also cute.
At the first interview
he was told: 'It is true,
your credentials, they really compute.

But a test is still needed to know
if enforcement can give you a go.
Shoot five Abos today
and three beards as they pray
and a rabbit by means of crossbow.'

'I shall do, Captain, just as you say.
Right this moment I'll be on my way.
May I ask why the hare? '
'Well, your question is fair
you can start in your job straightaway.'


Note: Huge strides have been made in Australian society to overcome racism. Huge strides are needed still.

Submitted: Sunday, September 21, 2008

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  • Alison Cassidy (9/22/2008 3:01:00 AM)

    You use good ole Aussie humor to make your point - powerfully, Herbert. And you're right - there's a long way to go. Hopefully poems like this one will make a difference. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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