Legendary Australian author, Thomas Keneally, 87, has written more than 40 books, including the Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler’s Ark. This poem was published as part of an article in The Guardian. It has no title but ‘Yes’ might be apt - Phil Fitzpatrick
“Yes” is the kindly river in an equal land:
“Yes” is the close of fight, and peace as planned.
Vote “Yes” and end the fatal wars
Of weapons and of laws.
Say, “Yes” and bless the field where seed is cast,
Say, “Yes” and shame the bullets of the past,
Say, “Yes”, old woman and old bloke,
At last put out the fires the haters stoke.
While all the normal talk-jocks tell you, “Wait!”
Ask what they have to gain through their stale hate?
They live off Us-All versus Them, not off you and me,
In equal status of the truly free!
In equal status then! Save us from ourselves. Vote YES!