Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Steven Oliver: WHAT IF...a poem on why recognition is important
As I sit, I have a thought
What if truth was really taught?
What if books didn’t glorify
The time when Captain Cook arrived?
What if they instead told us
That Terra Nullius was unjust
That he never had no right to claim
This great land in Great Britain’s Name
Would there be more of empathy?
Would understanding come to be?
Would we no longer have to fight
For that which is just simply right?
Would all our voices have a say?
Would recognition find its way?
Would media start to be kind
That to a tale there is two sides
And start a turning of the tides
Where people come and share with us
Our pain and say enough’s enough
My head so full of many “What ifs?”
I cannot help but wonder this
And start to dream one day I’ll see
My “What ifs?” a reality
© Steven Oliver