The centre of Sydney hosts a statue -
Queen Victoria sits four metres tall,
Patinated bronze on stone plinth (perhaps new?)
She fronts a building, (crown sceptre and all) -
The QVB, which provides the cue.
Ireland’s history explains the argument -
Although the work of an Irish sculptor,
The Queen dismissed from front of parliament.
Deemed more redolent of Aussi culture,
Let go with the Irish Republic content….
The return of the Elgin marbles to Greece…
Please repatriate the Benin bronzes…
Demands worldwide are on the increase
And lead to many positive responses.
Ireland, do sue for the old dear’s release……