Lionel Fogarty Poems

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1.
Burn The Bridges

YOU ARE VULNERABLE AS GLASS ARE FALL TO PEACES
WHEN TOILED OF THE STRIPPING OF OUR PRIDES
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2.
Dreamtime

The first homo sapiens is
we aborigines.
The different ideas ’bout origins
only you running human like people
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3.
Connection Requital

SOMETHING THERE FROM DOWN THERE JOY SAD BLUES
IS TALKING TO US FELLA BLOWING BOWS
YOU COULD LISTEN TO IT YOU WOULD LISTEN TO HIT
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4.
Gibar Magic

A young magic man saw there was
no mountains left by this
land cos of man’s destruction
So he blow magic and said
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5.
Love

Love ..... walk with me
Love ..... waken with me
Love ..... is a black newborn
Camp fringe dwellers are my love
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6.
Mad Souls

I am a moody Murri
my temper as black as me.
I am a moody Murri
drink and smoke.
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7.
Nightmare

Stain our tears
in those eyes of mine
Forward in wind
They shot
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8.
Black Woman

She’s native, naked, she’s native and naked
She takes me down and wipes my body
She holds me in her arms and warms my heart
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9.
Some People Have No Respect For Our Belief

Jesus I learned you lived and lived
Jesus we heard you died and die
Jesus I see them painting of you so white
Jesus I hear them sing, you lackey of God they sang.
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10.
The Mununjali Exemption Man

The Department of Family Services and Abos lied to me.
My grandfather came to Purga at ’bout 19 0r 18 hundreds
And married a Murri woman who gave him sons.
In 1922 he was given exemption certificate from the Acts.
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