[Editor: A poem (possibly by “Dryblower” Murphy) published in the column “A Mingled Yarn” in The Sun (Kalgoorlie, WA), 28 April 1901.]
The imbecile romps where the angels are frighted,
Some poet observed;
So Minister Moran disported and skited,
By impudence nerved.
But on Wednesday he got, though his prospects it blighted,
A kick well deserved.
His merciless squelch is a bit of a sting,
Which he’ll readily see;
He was sure, as they gave him his flatulent fling,
Elected he’d be.
And now down on Moran the curtain we’ll ring,
The Sun (Kalgoorlie, WA), 28 April 1901, p. 4
This poem refers to Charles John Moran (1868-1936), who lost his seat in the Western Australian parliament in April 1901.
This is essentially the same poem as the one which was published in The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA; 28 April 1901, p. 1), except that the names of the candidates have been changed, as well as the 7th and 8th lines of the poem.
frighted = to experience fright; to experience a sudden intense or extreme fear, to be frightened
Moran = Charles John Moran (1868-1936), politician (Western Australia)
R.I.P. = an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “requiescat in pace” (or, in the plural, “requiescant in pace”), meaning “rest in peace”; used in funeral notices, on gravestones, and with other items relating to death