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Book 9 Page 43

 

Give me my land

 

Give me a firm place to stand, give me my land.

Give me my desert sands.

 

And upon my land I walk with my ancient clan,

And in every rock I still see my ancient ancestral man.

 

He and I always walk side by side,

He and I will never die.

 

For in my minds eye I see him over there, in that kangaroo.

I see him in the Emu and the dingo to.

 

I see him in the ground they walk upon,

I see him in my ancient dance and song.

 

Give me my land to walk on.

Give me my land, my precious spiritual land,

so my people can stand proud and strong.

 

Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au   19/11/ dominicj7@poetry.net.au