Lionel Fogarty

(1958 - / Queensland / Australia)

Burn The Bridges - Poem by Lionel Fogarty

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

YOU ARE RESTLESS IN LIFE
WHEN WE’VE BORN ANOTHER TO FIGHT

ALL THE BRIDGES OF YOUR MUSIC WILL BURN AS SOON
AS YOU WALK TO THE CENTRE OF OUR PROBLEMS

YOU MIGHT HAVE MOVED TO OUR SACRED RIGHTS
BUT YOUR PRICE IS HIGH IN

INTEREST RATES AND THEN YOU PROWL AROUND
UNRESPECTFUL TO ALL BLACK FAMILYS HOMES

YOU ARE THEY DAT WATCH PROTECT AND
LAUGH AS THE BLACKFELLAS RISE

THE WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE IS LIKE WAITING FOR A PAST
OF PEOPLE TO COME AND PROCLAIM THE LAND

BUT SITTING HERE BLOCKING OUT THE UNJUSTIFIABLE SINS
SINS ARE WHAT YOU ARE DOING


Comments about Burn The Bridges by Lionel Fogarty

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/15/2019 10:05:00 AM)

    Restless in life! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/15/2019 12:43:00 AM)

    A great write by Lionel Fogarty......... (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (1/14/2016 3:11:00 PM)

    That simple eloquent protest made tears come to my eyes. Why are people so unkind to other people? Why are they unkind on the basis of color of skin, on the lack of a people's scientific advances? Foolishness. I can't recall a primitive people abusing the land they live off, the water they drink, the air they breathe. Who are the primitive people then? Love this poet's mind and soul. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 5, 2012



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