White Straya Policy

What are we to do with the refugees
when we have racists to appease?
What we needed was a specific resolution
but had to make do with the Pacific solution.
Just across from the Long White Cloud
in the land of the John White Howard
lived a people who once were proud.
Now the province of Long John Laws
is reduced to a bunch of bores.
Pauline Hanson  “please explain”
xenophobia once again.
Then from the commanding heights
lies, half-truths and such delights.
We have to ignore asylum seekers’ rights
or we’ll be overrun.
Besides it’s so much fun
pushing their leaky boats out to sea
to see if they’ll float or what will be
as they try to make it back across the Timor Sea
and sinking our humanity.

 Written 2002.