Ivan Donn Carswell
Un Australian - Poem by Ivan Donn Carswell
I dunno if I’m being ridiculous
but the term “un-Australian” is
as un-Australian as our origins allow.
Because a few poofters from Lygon
Street or the ABC might conclude
differently doesn’t mean I’m wrong.
Our diverse History says we’re
not the same; any mug can see
we’re ‘hundreds & thousands*’.
And thank whomever for that! Now
if you want to have a few beers and
a barbie this arvo then go on...
It’s summer and this is Australia –
just don’t go round calling others
un-Australian ‘cause they won’t
© 26 January 2010, I. D. Carswell
*non pariels or 'sparkles'
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