Australians all let us forget that we are young and free
there’s no need for us to ask who shot the Aborigine.
Those who survived we rounded up for our sweet tyranny.
When we tire of punishing the remaining poor Indigene
we can at last turn our mind to asylum-seeking refugee.
For those who come across the sea – enduring misery.
They might have fled persecution, war and penury,
they might have fled rape and fear but that is as it be.
There is nothing we will do, nothing we can see
only the rich and powerful are deserving to be free
yes only the rich and powerful just like you and me.
Copyright © 2021 John Tomlinson