24 August 2011

Same Brush


Tony Abbott (Mr Duplicity) excites a case where
lack of
‘the quality of possessing and steadfastly
adhering to high moral principles or professional
standards’, i.e., ‘integrity’ for the uninitiated,
jeopardises parliamentarians’ erstwhile claims

Yet he says he’s the newborn messiah we need;
a lad bred to lead us out of the wilderness and on
into a land he promises to be better than the one
we’ve languished in – I’m your man, don’t you
worry about that pernickety, esoteric stuff

It strikes me as a rare claim – though I’ll not wait
for enlightenment; wry ideas of integrity ablaze in
modern day parliamentarians went up in flames
with his incendiary accusation, he’s as tarred with
the same brush as those he seeks to crucify
© 24 August 2011, I. D. Carswell