I know I did agree to pair
Whoever held the Speaker’s chair.
Now though, I am a bit lukewarm
About that contract for reform
Of parliamentary practices
Without a few appendices.
Since those bolshie independents
Put Labor in ascendance
Everything is detrimental
To my scheme for ‘ kind and gentle.’
Clearly, they are asking for a fight,
Choosing Left instead of doing what is Right!
Jane, 21/09/10, Bravo! Standing ovation for your poem!