The man from snowjob river


There are surges at the station

For word has got around

That someone thinks power's fit to privatise

Pyremmia Eyemmia and his mate "Too Mucha" Costa

They're in this plot up to their scheming eyes

@poetry = Pyremmia Eyemmia? Yes — the man from Snowjob River

Torrents of it flow each time he speaks

With Treasury boffins greedier

Time to confuse the media

Hoodwink the public with selective leaks

@poetry = At Wang, Liddell and Piper

They must outwit the viper

Essential service! — Keep in public hands!

Organise — don't falter

This program must be altered

Don't govern just for corporate demands!

@poetry = But "Fancy Pants the Overpaid" is here to lend a hand

He's been at public-private gigs before

When our Premier hankers

After deals with ... merchant bankers

The public purse is set to end up poor

@poetry = And now the lights are dimming

With all this budget-trimming,

The man from Snow-job's blackout-prone this hour.

He's kept the "Flintstones" shelfbound

Along with all my other Dee-vee-dees

Can't watch a thing when there's no power!

@poetry = Eyemmia and Costa

They'll both be on a roster

To meet the Pope in Sydney before long

Spare diesel generation

Could have an application

When the Pope turns on his "mike" to wow the throng

@poetry = But Murphy's Law's disruption

A big power interruption!

When the Pontiff lands at Mascot — wait and see

He'll drop and smooch the ashphalt

Then say some words quite heartfelt:

"Oh Sydney's full of candles — just for me!"

@poetry = But the pollies are still wheeling

They're ducking — and they're dealing

However it turns out — there'll be no pride

In Pyremmia Eyemmia

And his private power dylemmia

As the shock-jocks note the thickness of his hide!

@auth poem = Don Morison,

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