Treasure Island

douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Warning Day


Fanaticism, Hate, Murder
They don't see existing here
Have driven them to this land
Where Prejudice alone
Would be easy to withstand;

Where,
Because it's a democracy,
And votes,
Every three years,
There's a spike in fanaticism
and ideas to stop the boats;

Where,
Just of late,
I've heard
That word before 'Murder',
'Hate'.

Submitted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Australia.16.8.13. Tony Abbott's refugee policy. Withholding use of the justice system. See 'Hypochondriacs'.

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