Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 34,086 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Making The 'Mal' Poem Easy - Poem by Douglas Scotney

As if
a politician putting on a moral face
by having it that he won't be told directly
who has donated to his campaign,
isn't having it that he'll be told in-directly:

'Advise me to invite so-and-so
to watch my daughter's train.'

'...Damn it man
what's wrong with your perception?
If you want to have it easy:
Advise me
to invite
who has donated
to my daughter's wedding
and her wedding reception.'

Topic(s) of this poem: politics


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Making 'Re. The Moral Mal' easy, for a friend who didn't get it.

Malcolm Fraser: Australian Prime minister who said, 'Life wasn't meant to be easy.'

Comments about Making The 'Mal' Poem Easy by Douglas Scotney

  • Lyn Paul (3/30/2015 5:18:00 PM)


    It was lovely to see the respect shown for Malcolm Fraser at his final farewell. Thank you for your words (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015



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