Paul Warren

Gold Star - 61,831 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia – The Budgie Has Flown - Poem by Paul Warren

The Pretoria Guard stood strong by
But some had defected to a candidate near-by
The Captain’s pick could not carry him through
Even Sir Phillip from the Palace couldn’t make his sky blue

So the budgie has to slip out the side
And clear out his office and to the backbenches slide
It would seem that the fate of us all
Is to see a new Prime minister without a captain’s call

Perhaps in the end as Nixon did ride
A helicopter from Parliament with peace signs inside?
What do we learn from this whole thing?
To take not for granted others, as your song you sing!

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Tony Abbott was ousted by Malcolm Turnbull as Australian Prime Minister in a party room ballot.

Comments about Australia – The Budgie Has Flown by Paul Warren

  • Lyn Paul (9/14/2015 10:08:00 PM)


    Sadly it is hard to show Mr Abbott and sympathy for he never showed any to anyone else.
    Thank You
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  • (9/14/2015 8:22:00 PM)


    perhaps, for the cadence, 'To take not for granted others, as your song you sing.'' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, September 14, 2015


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