Where Are We Going Poem by Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Where Are We Going

Rating: 4.6


They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.
Notice of the estate agent reads: 'Rubbish May Be Tipped Here'.
Now it half covers the traces of the old bora ring.
'We are as strangers here now, but the white tribe are the strangers.
We belong here, we are of the old ways.
We are the corroboree and the bora ground,
We are the old ceremonies, the laws of the elders.
We are the wonder tales of Dream Time, the tribal legends told.
We are the past, the hunts and the laughing games, the wandering camp fires.
We are the lightening bolt over Gaphembah Hill
Quick and terrible,
And the Thunderer after him, that loud fellow.
We are the quiet daybreak paling the dark lagoon.
We are the shadow-ghosts creeping back as the camp fires burn low.
We are nature and the past, all the old ways
Gone now and scattered.
The scrubs are gone, the hunting and the laughter.
The eagle is gone, the emu and the kangaroo are gone from this place.
The bora ring is gone.
The corroboree is gone.
And we are going.'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Dear racist 12 year olds, please keep in mind these people had to compete with Megalania, a double-size Komodo dragon as big as a van with stone age technology. I would like to see you 'Abo Haters' try to stab a hippo-sized, venomous goanna of doom to death with a rock and stick.

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Loveth 27 January 2022

Excellent wonderful

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abo hater 25 October 2020

i honestly hate aboes tbh

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TheMessiahMan 17 May 2022

Shut it racist c-u-n-t

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Bloody oath mate

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Alexi Keller 17 December 2021

You should be careful speaking rudely about the 70000 year old inhabitants of this land. They are the oldest people on the planet! Read into it! You're frightened by their deep power and authority! That's why you hate!

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Ku Klux Klan Supporter 09 November 2021

F-U-C-K-I-N oath mate

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GH 29 July 2021

Wow, what a disgusting person you are.

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SpankDaddy69 28 March 2019

lol i have to do a study on this

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TheMessiahMan 17 May 2022

i have to do it for grade 7 english bruv

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