Sunday, 18 September 2016

Verses from Uluru

Whitefella came
and took, took, took
till the giving land bled
took the land
took the waterholes
took the children
took too many lives
But the land reclaims its own
The land says
and do not take
Give fully
give like its gracious, gentle people

I have turned my back

I have turned my back
and walked, walked
Remembering no more
putting an end to
words, thoughts, deeds
of hurtful times
I have trod red earth
laden with life-affirming rain
Have walked into healing
The song of the bush calls softly
Holding out strong arms
of the dreaming.

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