Jack Davis

(1917 - 17 March 2000 / Perth)

Jack Davis Poems

1. Aboriginal Australia 5/25/2012
2. Let Go 5/25/2012

Aboriginal Australia

To the Others
You once smiled a friendly smile,
Said we were kin to one another,
Thus with guile for a short while
Became to me a brother.
Then you swamped my way of gladness,
Took my children from my side,
Snapped shut the law book, oh my sadness
At Yirrakalas’ plea denied.

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