Art from the
heart of the Cross.

2019 exhibition by the artists of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

Art from the
heart of the Cross.

2019 exhibition by the artists of the
Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

90.
The Lucky Country
Phillip
Poem

We live in the lucky country
everybody’s making money
it never rains
it’s always sunny
Funny.

Mummy and daddy now live on the street
the children wait in the park
the park where they sleep
thank God for the food van
they all get to eat
if they’re lucky
they just might get a treat.

Some cardboard boxes
the family bed
a concrete pillow to rest their heads.

The grass is greener
I heard the father say
the banks give us
the banks taketh away
a loss of job
they’re quick to make you pay.

A bad investment, addiction cripples some
mental illness
the unfortunate ones
a full-time job
pardon the pun.

Someone’s daughter
someone’s son
the public perception
addicts – losers – bums.

We come from the lucky country
everybody’s making money
it never rains
it’s always sunny.

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