Prompted by the Parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8)
Why do they persist
When those in power resist?
Don’t they ever tire?
Won’t anything douse their fire?
Three years now they have kept up their cry
These seniors who wont let justice slip by
Homes and savings have gone down the drain
A preventable scandal that has caused swathes of pain.
Evictions and deaths arouse nought but acedia
In spite of Senate and courtroom and media
And still these old folk make loud their complaint
For the Sterling home scandal yields no constraint.
The minions of ASIC hide in their tower
The Havelock pollies sit on their power
The bureaucrats wring their hands in dismay
If only those pensioners would just go away!
The Lord tells a story of a widow distressed
Pursuing a judge for fairness with zest
The judge isn’t interested, but finally gives way
To stop her from nagging, and call it a day.
This is why we Facebook and Twitter
To do otherwise would leave us twice bitter
All we seek is an earnest conversation
And a just outcome with fair compensation.
So Mr Premier come out and meet us
You’ve seen all the data and how it did cheat us
The system needs fixing to avoid all deception
But right now we look for a righteous reception.