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This site seems quite relevant to the sentiments in my poem. http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/australia.html
Book 8 Page 36
Another mongrel Christmas
It’s Christmas time again
in this great land of Australia,
and every one is going a little troppo
with the usual 'Christmas shopping mania.'
There’s snow on the windows
but it’s the stuff you get in cans,
cause it’s forty five degree above outside
in this rugged dry land.
Father Christmas (uncle Bob) has got heat stroke
wearing stuff suitable for the 'north pole.'
The clothings not suitable for forty five above,
more befitting for forty five below.
There’s a turkey on the table,
someone else’s native pheasant,
and the kids are unwrapping imported toys
like Rainbow man and Barbie doll presents.
And Jesus is there on the T.V.
looking more like a movie star
in some high cost classic,
‘Holly Wood,’ spectacular.
Ah it’s another mongrel Christmas
here in Australia.
Been taken over by the, ‘whole god damn world it seems,’
in a ‘Christmas cultural mania.’
© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au 30/10/99 email@example.com