detail Look at Yourself

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L O O K A T Y O U R S E L F

Australian Culture
B.Y.O.
you royal boozer
you lush merchant
having a few at the local
you elbow bending piss-pot
Aussie pride
true sportsmen for liquor
look at the juicer
he wouldn’t shout if a shark bit him
look at Mr. Boozington
having a few at the local
look at the aristocrats of the bottle
Local pastime
skull it you mug
another night out with the boys
hanging at water-hole
knockin’ back a couple
after a hard day’s work
nothin’ like a coldie
dodgin’ booze buses
One of the boys
a good Aussie bloke
poor bastard having a bad run
silly old barfly
boys will be boys
don’t forget the Esky
flat-out like a lizard drinking
going off at the RSL
full as a goog
with a gut full
grab a long neck for me darl
pour me another middy
no worries, make it a schooner
hitting the piss this arvo mate
heading out to get rotten
so baked he lost his stubby holder
hitting the turps
drinking with the flies
just a larrikin who likes a tinny
Yobbos and bogans talk
our nation’s thoughts
it doesn’t come close
in spirit or public legacy
making headlines
creating a stereotype
such as “drinking Aboriginal”
we have our own special labels
“top-shelf”
with added adjectives
Australian culture

Karla Dickens 2016

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