[Editor: An untitled poem printed in “Dryblower” Murphy’s “Verse and Worse” column. Published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 26 May 1901.]
[Our Police May Strive to Keep in Check]
As the alleged well-informed English papers see us: “In the cities and large towns of Western Australia the criminal classes are easily kept in check by a well-organised police system”. Indeed?
Our police may strive to keep in check
What parsons call our moral wrecks;
But the forger who can use the pen
By honest and confiding men
Is kept in CHEQUES!
The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 26 May 1901, p. 4
[Editor: Added a quotation mark after “system”.]