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The Aborigines Plight

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The Aborigines Plight

There came a time
Now so long ago
when great ships did appear
with white sails on show

A white man came ashore
and hoisted His flag
we still did not know
that he had Proclaimed this land

We did not understand
what proclaimed meant to us
I think it means take
and of that they did much

They took what they wanted
although they were few
we did not mind
Until, they began killing us too.

Before long we were 'tamed'
In the Whiteman’s many ways
We naught have a choice
almost still to this day

Now if we raise up our voice
about land rites and claims
People say we're ungrateful
and to stay out of the way

We don't want to cause trouble
or cause a big fight
Yes we Will share
as long as you acknowledge our rights

Understanding we want
recognition as well
So please tell the world
about what is Ours

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 7:46:00 AM

    Congrats, my friend! You deserved this win! :)

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:02:00 AM

    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:18:00 AM

    CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:51:00 AM

    This is an outstanding poem, it really does convey the truth. Congratulations on your well-deserved first place win!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:03:00 AM

    Excellent write here Thomas! Definitely speaks volumes... Well deserved 1st place write. :o)

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 9:08:00 PM

    Hello Thomas, a very fine win... We should honor this world, and acknowledge the rights it was given at first... Congratulations... always ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:48:00 AM

    Fantastic! Love the meaning of proclaimed. Congrats on a well deserved win.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much, I really appreciate you stopping by. Congratulations on your win also with 'Sky' =)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 9:49:00 PM

    Congratulations on this fine win,Thomas

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Dr Ram I appreciate you dropping by =)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:48:00 PM

    very very good Thomas congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:57:00 PM

    enjoyed the peek in to history...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:44:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win...you did a great job telling this important story...thank you.

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:16:00 PM

    Well won here Thomas..Its such a parody of the truth, the way things are and were portrayed ( I think the biggest fear ) the leaders of the invaders was..that their minions might have caught on to the free lifestyle, and dare i say more equal that the native AMERICANS lived so the only 'civilised' thing to do was destroy, when i put civilised..'read organised' take care Joe.'

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:11:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for stopping by Debbie =)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:54:00 PM

    - Hey, Thomas.... a winning poem by first class number 1!!!! - CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    takk AL always a pleasure to see you =)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:44:00 PM

    Congratulations ! You took a winning 1st on this contest that was so hard to judge ! As I told Monterey , I did not know whom the writer was. Thank-you for entering , you did a fine job , a 1st place deserved.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Shanity it is an honour and ...ooops for forgetting to add my name =S
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 4:50:00 PM

    This would be a great entry for Shanity Rain's "Native American People" contest. This poem is powerful, and it sends a wonderful message of equality. Really great poem, Tom!

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I did =) thank you Kelly
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:08:00 AM

    Moving.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/25/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Blake =)
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:01:00 AM

    an all too common theme when different cultures meet ~always pd

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/24/2013 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sadly the native Americans and the native Australians share a common beginning. but many suffered at the hands of others in history.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 2:43:00 AM

    very well written, Thomas... I am so glad you chose to write about the Aborigines.. India has a lot of minority issues as well, too many of them, and its frustrating how there never is a solution somehow!

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/24/2013 4:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, I feel this is very relevant to any minority in our world. Particularly those that suffer at the hands of a larger majority. =)