Union Songs

Australian decency?

A poem by John Tomlinson and Penny Harrington©2006 John Tomlinson and Penny Harrington

Refugee, asylum seeker
who's the listener,
who's the speaker?

Are you ventriloquist or faker
who's the giver,
who's the taker?

Compassion now, or racist pride
which is decent,
who has lied?

Come, citizen or overlord
were children thrown

Welcoming the millionaire,
rejecting lonely, frightened, poor,
makes the whole world despair.

Can't you see the tyranny,
won't you show humanity,
or have we lost our decency?


Many thanks to John Tomlinson and Penny Harrison for permission to add this poem to the Union Songs collection.

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