Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A Glimpse of the ABC

On the ABC - the national station
News tends to thrive on quick sensation:
An unchecked, dangerous bush fire
Or political corruption dire…

Protesters, riots, pension rights
Sport in all its forms, street fights
Stocks and shares that escalate
Or plummet – cause of fierce debate.

But what of the world that lies outside?
Foreign news is thin; I’ve tried
To understand the Aussie psyche
In depth is not their thing, by Crikey!

Snippets of Donald and Obama
Then focus on a Sydney drama
Europe’s snowfalls make the news
Then it’s back to heatwave views…

Good stories rarely make the grade
So in a way I feel betrayed
With violent footage on the screen
Australia comes across as mean!

There’s a disconnect, though satellite
Supplies Big Island day and night
Hence it seems to me “Australia Fair”
Belies its anthem, so beware!

(c) Poet in the woods 2017

ABC = Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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