NAIDOC Poem - Our Land Invaded

This beautiful place on which we endure,
Why did white man come, why, what for?
When white man came to this place so grand,
Our plains, our home, the Great South Land.
White settlers building homes in which to reside,
While we, in suffering are forced to abide.
Our fallen brothers, the margin growing wide,
White man tricking brothers into fatal suicide.
They brought with them diseases and creatures feral,
Our land and people were fraught with peril.
Our tribes, our brothers, our people nearly destroyed,
Death and destruction we could not avoid.
We hope that these fights will be done and gone,
And no longer in this land will we be treated like pawns.


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