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Black Fella Lament

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Black Fella Lament

They conquered my land
They stole it away
Made a ball of my head in the sand
So black fella dies
As white fella lies
For assimilation we qualifies

They took away our babies
Make a good life for em
No, if’s or but’s or maybe’s 
With drink and the Mission
They broke up tradition
For marriage white fella permission

Aborigines in shanties now congregate
Even though for forties years
Black fella this land did habitate
White fella does what he will
With trees and land fill
As our home he continue to kill.

Copyright © Lizzie Treetop

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  1. Date: 2/6/2012 6:24:00 PM
    that why we have Alfirmative Action. what it does to relieve their guilt when it only helps only certian minoritiy groups. is still a question to me

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 4:38:00 PM
    Hello Lizzie,how are you? I can see that Laila have comment you(my daughter take after me)-oxox love Anne-Lise

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    Date: 2/6/2012 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    stop following her around. she'll be ok.
  1. Date: 2/3/2012 4:28:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Lizzie! As true as it's said! Enjoyed this one! xoxoxo Laila

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:53:00 PM
    some of the stolen generation were the sons and daughters of Jackaroos, Boundary riders and Squatters they were paid for by their fathers at the local Police station and went to Mission school sometimes, for their protection . second verse "took"? you tell it how it is little mate:( Don

    Date: 1/30/2012 4:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nite Lizzie im off to bed soon:)
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 12:19:00 PM
    What wonderful poetry you all are sharing today. I enjoyed reading yours Lizzie. Hope the coming week finds you in good health and your life full of joy and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 10:14:00 AM
    Reminded me of Rabbit proof fence Lizzie , thank you for sharing , Declan XX

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 4:10:00 AM
    Your poem come like pearls on a string Lizzie,very well done!!!Have a nice day!!!- oxox love from yours friend Anne-Lise ***