Poem “Don’t Sell Australia Out”

When the shearing sheds are silent, and the stock camps fallen quiet,   When the gidgee coals no longer glow across the outback night,
And the bush is forced to hang a sign, ‘gone broke and won’t be back’,
And spirits fear to find a way beyond the beaten track.

When harvesters stand derelict upon the wind-swept plains,
And brave hearts pin their hopes no more on chance of loving rains,
When a hundred outback settlements are ghost towns overnight,
When we’ve lost the drive and heart we had to once more see us right.

When ‘Pioneer’ means a stereo and ‘Digger’ some backhoe,
And the ‘Outback’ is behind the house, there’s nowhere else to go.
And ‘Anzac’ is a biscuit brand and probably foreign owned,
And education really means brainwashed and neatly cloned.

When you have to bake a loaf of bread to make a decent crust,
And our heritage once enshrined in gold is crumbling to dust,
And old folk pay their camping fees on land for which they fought,
And fishing is a great escape, this is until you’re caught.

When you see our kids with Yankee caps and resentment in their eyes,
And the soaring crime and hopeless hearts is no longer a surprise,
When the name of RM Williams is a yuppie clothing brand,
And not a product of our heritage that grew off the land.

When offering a hand makes people think you’ll amputate,
And two dogs meeting in the street is what you call a, ‘Mate’,
When ‘Political Correctness’ has replaced all common sense,
When you’re forced to see it their way, there’s no sitting on the fence.

Yes, one day you might find yourself an outcast in this land.
Perhaps your heart will tell you then, ‘I should have made a stand’.
Just go and ask the farmers that should remove all doubt,
Then join the swelling ranks who say, ‘Don’t sell Australia out!

Comments

  1. But do keep voting in the same people who do the selling out because you somehow identify with their “traditional Australian values”. This sentimental nonsense is like listing “hope” as your strategy for change.

  2. Peter Kelly says

    So true , a message to the muppets in Canberra , I want my bloody country back .

  3. While the PC/ELITES TALK PROGRESSIVE,
    FAKE IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY.
    THE GOVERNMENT LISTENS AND ACTS TO THEIR SAY,
    OUR BRAVE COUNTRY IS SLOWLY SINKING,
    TO THE SOCIALIST WAY,
    WE OBEY THE UNITED NATIONS,
    AND RUSH TO PAY OUR DUES.
    I WILL GIVE YOU MY HUMBLE OPINION
    ON THIS VERY DAY
    LEAVE THE UNITED NATIONS
    THEY ARE USELESS ANYWAY!!

  4. MOST THINKING AUSTRALIANS AGREE ,HOWEVER DONT YOU THINK “ITS TOO LATE ” WITH DARWINS PORT GONE AND THE BEST LANDS IN AUSTRALIA SOLD.
    THERE IS ONE CONSULATION “IF CHINA EVER GETS IT ALL, WE WILL SEE MARKET GARDENS AROUND BIRDSVILLE. THEY WILL FIX THE THE DAM PROBLEMS.

    • Peter Kelly says

      Not much of a consolation , bit the Chinese government has shot themselves in the foot by sending students here to pinch technology and take it home, at the end of their degree they are all applying for permanent residency .

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