Francis Duggan

The Children Came Back - Poem by Francis Duggan

The Children Came Back Archie Roach's famous song
Such beautiful words lamenting a past wrong
Done to Australian indigenous children in a long gone time
To be born not dark enough was their only crime
Any advantage in life Archie Roach did not enjoy
By authority of Government taken from his birth parents when he was a boy
Archie and lovely Ruby Hunter the mother of his children and now deceased wife
Were both stolen generation children quite early in their life
Of life's sadder times Archie Roach does know
Yet any bitterness to anyone he does not show
Any anger and resentment he has outgrown
Though sins against him in life Archie has known
The great singer songwriter of the brilliant mind
Gentle in his ways and compassionate and kind.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 26, 2016

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