Day 3 of the WP Intro to Poetry challenge, with the theme of a ‘friend’ and encouragement to give acrostic a try; an (allegedly) fun poetic form where the first letter of every verse combines to create a word or a message. In this case I’ve made it the first letter of every line to share the nickname of the Australian PM. I doubt I’m on his Christmas card list but what’s poetic license if you don’t use it.
S tanding between us and virus disaster and the Chinese
C ometh the Hour, cometh The Man.
O f course, he’s hoping we’ll forget
T hat, during the bushfires,
T oddling off to Hawaii seemed a better idea.
Y es, he’s thrown money around like a born-again sailor
F orging ahead with Jobseeker and JobSaver and
R orts to those who might remember come election time.
O rdinarily he’d be more comfortable in marketing
M essing with our minds to
M ake us buy what we don’t need.
A las, New Zealand tourism learned that
R ats do leave sinking ships.
K inder souls would suggest he’s just a daggy Dad
E nergised by the challenges ahead
T o burn more fossil fuels while
I gnoring renewables because he just can’t dig it.
N othing can shift his belief that
G od is on his happy-clappy side.