Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day to a special man

Generous, loving, forgiving and full of magical surprises, my father is responsible for so many happy memories

Sadly, our relationship isn’t what it used to be
When I wanted to learn more about him, he became more distant
Eventually he chose to ignore my attempts to connect
Inevitably, we drifted apart

I don’t see him anymore but I know where he lives
He’s busy tending to the lives of others
Despite being Poles apart
For me, Father’s Day will always be December 25th

So Happy Father’s Day, Father Christmas

aP

Malcolm on the Margins

Politics in Australia. There’s a Faction too much Fiction

What do our Politicians stand for these days and where do they sit on the political spectrum. Left, Right or somewhere in the Middle?

Don’t bother asking the Politicians. You gotta work it out yourself.
Take Malcolm Turnbull for example


I’ve been trying align his image to one side of the page

Tried to align it to the Left. That came up Short

Tried to align Malcolm in the Middle. Still too Short
And that was an American Sitcom. Made no sense. So that was out

Tried to align it to the Right. That was Perfect
That was Tight. A great Fit

Problem was he wanted it All
He wanted it All Right and Right now
Leaving no Space for others

I couldn’t Justify it
So I aligned his image to None

Not content playing a role in the peloton
Malcolm wanted to play his own game
And in 2015, he made his move
The mad monk, Tony Abbott was sent peddling into the sunset

Australia now had a new Prime Minister

And in 2016 after a Federal election win
By the narrowest of Margins
Malcolm managed to form a Minority government
Yet it wasn’t long before Malcolm was in a Muddle

Lines would be drawn and crossed
And they would continue to be drawn. And again they’d be crossed
The consequences of running the country on the edge of his Seat in a Divided House
Malcolm would eventually become a Footnote

But the real question lies in the big picture

As a nation, where’s Australia Heading?

To the Margins…
At least we’re all on the same Page

aP

Malcolm Turnbull