To Amanda Vanstone

Poem By Francis Duggan

Amanda Vanstone I have heard your new year's message you tell us your Government are so kind to refugees
You may fool some but you don't fool everybody and enough is enough of your rhetoric please
Boat people your Government sent to Nauru by choice are dying of hunger since you want to send them back to from where they came
They would rather die in detention than be killed by Warlords do you feel any empathy or shame?

You do your ruthless and cunning master Johnny Howard's bidding his dirty work you have chosen to do
But Amanda Vanstone you were born a woman and the majority of women more compassionate than you
Why don't you hand in to Howard your resignation and on him that would bring pressure to bear
You tell us all you are a caring person now to us all you prove how much you care.

By telling Howard to find someone to replace you or will you go on living with the lie?
Of telling people you are good and caring whilst Stateless people of the hunger slowly die,
You sympathize with the warders and the medical staff at Nauru but these people do not need your sympathy
If people have to die on hunger strike for their rights it won't say much for your humanity.

Amanda Vanstone tell Howard what to do with his job and for woman kind you will strike a major blow
You have us believe you are good and kind and caring your time has come such qualities to show
If any of those people should die of thirst and hunger your position may become impossible to defend
The mates you thought you had will leave you in droves and Johnny Howard he won't even be your friend.

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