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January 26th

by Kylie (follow)

January 26th
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Invasion Day should be a time for reflection
A time for a little, or more introspection
On this far away land, so misunderstood
For those of us Anglo, our ancestors stood

They declared it their own without giving much thought
To the people already living here for many a thousand a year
Our ancestors tricked them with beads and colourful stone
To gain hold of the country, to claim it their own.

The indigenous people had no sense of owning.
The land as its own master or mistress
It gives life and meaning, it lives and it breaths
With the red rock, rainbow serpent and eucalypt leaves.

The white people continued to swallow the land
Got rid of the aboriginals who tried to take a stand
in support of their home which they honour and adore
which provides prosperity, spirituality and more.

As Australians, we mostly love this land too
Some will never have respect, but this is only a few
Like the ones who will destroy the great barrier reef
For their own selfish purposes, this is a grief

Let's use this day to show that we understand
the terrible hurt to our aboriginal friends
Lets provide this day to hold our black brothers hands
To say 'sorry, we stole your lands'.

Letís just change the date of Australia Day
So it becomes its own celebration, a big holiday
For us to show our respect for the country so great
Without ignoring the meaning to our black country mates.
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