Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)

With Kevin Rudd spending
Ten months a year overseas;
Does that make Julia Gillard
The true Prime Minister?

Although Julia Gillard is called
The acting Prime Minister,
She's in power most of the time;
Should Kevin Rudd be called
The pretend Prime Minister?

Or perhaps we should call Him
The acting Prime Minister?
Although his acting certainly isn't
Up to Oscar-winning standard.

Can a man be our Prime Minister
When he's on an endless walkabout?
On a worldwide trek it seems;
Determined to visit every country
In the world ... except one.

Out of two-hundred and thirty-nine
Countries in the world the only one;
Kevin Rudd has never spent time in
Is a country called Australia!

Why must Australia have
Such a dud for a Prime Minister?
With the world on the brink
Of a Great Depression; Kevin Rudd
Is the last thing Australia needs!

Like Lucky Starr, Kevin Rudd
Has been everywhere, man;
Except for the only country
That he doesn't like ... Australia!

© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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With Kevin Rudd spending Ten months a year overseas; Does that make Julia Gillard The true Prime Minister?

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Written on March 03, 2009

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on August 15, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme xxab cBxcb xBxx baxde xexf xbxgx gxdf xxf
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 989
Words 173
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 3

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