Jocelyn Newman

You know she’s got cancer?
Yes but it’s in remission.
I wonder how she’ll feel when she meets her maker
and is asked what she’s been doing for the last 5 years?
She will no doubt reply:
making the unemployed keep dole diaries,
cutting 46,000 young people off benefit
hectoring the unemployed, single mums
and those bludgers on disability pensions.
Then God will tell why she is in remission –
She was giving cancer a bad name.

Written circa 2002