Write a poem or piece of creative prose that expresses your sense of how we should “grow” our relationship to indigenous Australians?
Our heart shows we are one
Yet our actions says otherwise
Is it really for the better
If the cost is our brother’s demise?
Their crops and land, we took
Their home and mountain, despite their cries
We vowed to protect all beings
As long as it’s convenient to our lies
We mistreat life’s creation
Then hung their heads up like a prize.
Is it too late now to say sorry?
For taking your accomplishments for granted
What do you mean this is all necessary?
Is the future any brighter than intended?
Who else is there to blame?
Open your eyes, there’s no victory
“Look at the savage with their barbaric lifestyle”,
Said hypocrites blinded by the filter in their selfies.
Fellow civilians, who’s the barbaric one?
We owe our forefathers an apology.