Thursday, April 9, 2009

Song of Hope - My Favorite Poem

I thought I'd share with you all my favorite poem. As an Indigenous Australian this poem really means something to me. It's written by an Indigenous author and poet named Oodegeroo Noonuccal /Kath Walker.....


Look up, my people,
The dawn is breaking,
The world is waking,
To a new bright day,
When none defame us,
Nor colour shame us,
Nor sneer dismay.

Now brood no more
On the years behind you,
The hope assigned you
Shall the past replace,
When juster justice
Grown wise and stronger
Points the bone no longer
At a darker race.

So long we waited
Bound and frustrated,
Till hate be hated
And caste deposed;
Now light shall guide us,
And all doors open
That long were closed

See plain the promise,
Dark freedom-lover!
Night's nearly over,
And though long the climb,
New rights will greet us,
New mateship meet us,
And joy complete us
In our new Dream Time.

To our father's fathers
The pain, the sorrow;
To our children's children
The glad tomorrow.


  1. I love this poem to but does anyone know when was it published or something like that..

  2. awesome poem i love it