Work Choices Dead?

Have those dreadful laws
Truly been cremated?
Abbott,  to applause,
Very clearly stated
On Election Eve
This Act so hated,
We must indeed believe,
Is now just ashes.

Howard has their urn.
Does it comfort him,
Promising return
Of other glories
To ‘his’ Australia?
Or echo sad stories
Of his team’s failure,
Then loss of Ashes?

Meanwhile Abbott schemes
Through this campaign.
When it’s won, he dreams
Of how he will regain,
That ceded ground.
Then with new life again
Work Choices will rebound
From their dead Ashes.

NOTES: This pome written for larvatus prodeo when Saturday Salon was discussing the upcoming election and the part that could be played by union muscle if Work Choices and John Howard featured in Coalition policy.

first draft as written for Blogmaster, Mark Bahnisch.

Work Choices Dead?

Yes those dreadful laws
Have been cremated.
Abbott has found cause
Perhaps belated
Why we can believe
An Act so hated
On election’s eve
Is now just ashes.

Howard has their urn.
Does it comfort him,
Promising return
Of other trophies
To his Australia,
Ending those stories
Of his team’s failure
And loss of Ashes?

Meanwhile Abbott schemes,
Works through this campaign.
When it’s won, he dreams,
Of that one major aim,
The reformation
Of industrial law!
Work Choices rising
From its dead ashes?

No, not reincarnation!
For Abbott that’s profane.
Howard can talk of the‘Phoenix’
When he can touch again
That other urn which holds
Those truly sacred Ashes.

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