It’s better to give than receive

Written in 2009 not published.

I pleaded with the Rudd Government to end the NT intervention.
I explained the importance of women’s liberation to the Taliban.
I got a used ute from John Grant and an email from Godwin Grech.
I got syphilis from a drunken sailor.
I called on the Israelis to do the right thing in Palestine.
I received a bill from my superannuation fund.
They said it was a charge for their losing my assets.
I raised the Morning Star flag in West Papua.
Like Alan Bond I went broke selling beer in Australia.
I relied on Telstra to look after its customers.
I guess I’m just unlucky.