Paul Buttigieg

Paul Buttigieg Poems

I’m black
I have no issue with that
You’re white
I have no issue with that

Blacks can never love whites
Whites poisoned our hearts
Our children

I sent a couple over Japan
Just to show them that I'm the man
Kim Jong Un with a nuclear plan
I'll kill all westerners just because I can

Turns out the last light
A Blackout

He told me about the war
Amongst themselves their own fellas
And the grog the jails the police
He did not want to talk about the women

You did not get to meet Arnold,
My wonderful green tree frog,
Befriended him in Queensland I did,
When we shared a sodden log.

Jump stones
Dodge bending fronds
Scented flower stems
Like magic wands


Seventy two virgins waiting
For a dead man


I turned sixty today
Without permission
Whilst my love left so early

Love be the food
Slip the breach of dissention
An idiot a fool to wonder
Of any other intention

Can we start again Mr Cook?
Can we change the purpose of your visit?
Ownership of our land

Riches do not enter my mind
Happiness is a thing of will
Love is take what you can get

Fifty years and getting on,
Emotions in head and heart,
I’m closer to the end of my life,
Than I am to the start.

Sad days
Nothing changes in the dust and heat
The winter cold
The dirty clothes on street side camps

The heartaches are stronger again my girl
As that day nears
As I relive all my fears

Tomorrow will not be my care
I'll be gone
Go forward in haste without me friends

What’s this thing called life
In Australia
Someone wants to kill us

How blind you are
That you think death is a given
That murder is acceptable
That life is a throwaway

It’s one for the end of the day
Two for the fact I had one
Three for the sake of enjoying one and two
Four for the relaxed state

Fringe dweller no Christmas or New Year
That’s white fella stuff
Where do I go now

Paul Buttigieg Biography

Paul Buttigieg is the son of a Maltese migrant who was sent to Australia as a young child to escape the ravages of the 2nd World war in Europe. He grew up in Adelaide and was educated at schools in the Gilles Plains and Windsor Gardens district. Due to family difficulties he was placed in a boy’s home and removed from his parents and family growing up with other less fortunate children, many being aboriginal, most of who came from broken homes also. A well educated person Paul started writing poetry at the age of about 11 years but unfortunately much of his writings from his earlier years have been lost. Paul Buttigieg has always been very passionate about the plight of the Australian Aborigines and writes aboriginal poems in an attempt to heighten awareness. He also writes passionately about other topics and is a published poet worldwide. Paul’s poetry is used in school studies all over the world and is made freely available as long as it is for study only.)

The Best Poem Of Paul Buttigieg

I Am An Aboriginal

I’m black
I have no issue with that
You’re white
I have no issue with that
You are different
I understand that

I am very different
Not sure who understands that
White Australians do not

To them I am a burden
A Bludger just a blackfella
A bung
An Abo

What I really am is proud

Your white prejudice
Will never allow you to be the same

Paul Buttigieg Comments

Sandy anne 25 January 2018

I like them all

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Jerry Behr 15 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year I have enjoyed your poetry. Now here goes for2010 Jerry Behr

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Why apportion blame when you are not free from blame thyself

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