AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Passing Thoughts #4 ~ Election Detour

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ On Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise, within the election hype, the deaths of two Australian troops at 10:30am yesterday, Afghanistan time, was announced.
Twenty Australian lives have now been lost there.

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Meanwhile, other news carries on in the subtext
Passing Thoughts #4 ~ Election Detour

Election Day may be the prime interest
In some minds
But in other worlds
Life and death struggles
Never wait in
A time frame
NOTES: Labour lady = Julia Gillard (first female PM) who ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (His nephew Van Rudd is standing for the Revolutionary Socialist Party)
Liberal man = Tony Abbott
The Greens headed by Bob Brown

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

I'm listening now to early counting in this election on Saturday night, and my anxiety is soaring.

I know it's not commensurate to life and death issues, but still it matters.

Thanks though for this reminder of what matters more.



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