Cr Tully at this this year's Ipswich Poetry Feast performing his usual, friendly poem about Cr Pahlke.
Cr Tully at this this year's Ipswich Poetry Feast performing his usual, friendly poem about Cr Pahlke.

'Our own Barnaby': Poem pokes fun at Ipswich councillor

EACH year councillor Paul Tully performs a poem poking fun at his mate Cr David Pahlke.

This year's poem, performed on Sunday at the Ipswich Poetry Feast, was no different to the others with Cr Tully once again coming up with a clever rhyme on the 'Mayor of Rosewood'.

LISTEN: Cr Tully reads his original poem (or read below)

 

OUR OWN BARNABY JOYCE

By Cr Paul Tully

I've written prose for many years

Between countless wines

And numerous beers -

About a man who's mainly full of good -

A local champ: the Mayor of Rosewood.

He's a man of the people

And a regular sport

But his search for black panthers, ghosts and yowies -

Has come to exactly nought!

He's a true politician -

He never sulks

He's known far and wide

As jovial Pahlks.

He owns a pub

It's full of cheer

But it's not worth a cracker -

Cos it's the Pub with No Beer!

Now a prominent pollie came to town

The voters were united in voice: From the slopes of New England

It was the world's greatest Dad -Barnaby Joyce.

He told good old Pahlks:

"To be a real choice

Follow my lead

As a happy husband - Barnaby Joyce."

Now Pahlks was real smart

He said: "I'll listen - maybe

But I'm not planning to have

Another little Pahlke baby".

Now Pahlks' declaration

Was the best for years

The good voters of Rosewood

Gave him three cheers.

Pahlks trundled home

Awarding himself a gong -

Meditating for hours

At the end of a bong.

He thought hard to the end

His mind went right round the bend.

Pahlks exclaimed "I don't give a damn";

Thank god we'll never see him like Barnaby on the street - pushing a pram.



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