Still water runs deep,
Time is now for hearing silenced voices
To echo in our souls,
To let the power of our truth prevail
on the storying of our land.
Our First Nations people managed to survive,
Their ancient foot trails perpetually
Inscribed on Country,
Their legacy flows continuously
In the lifeblood of Australia’s becoming.
No more game of symbolism,
Of saying ‘Sorry’ without repairing the damage
To the main artery of our consciousness,
Of keeping our Motherland alive,
Our Aboriginal brothers and sisters
Still wallow at the bottom of the well
Of our indifference.
Pooncarie, 17 April 2022