The Heart of Auss
A poem by John M Wenitong, Queensland
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I've seen the Rock at the break of day And it seems so right for a place to stay A place in Law to live love and pass away For the people of my Dreaming That road to Rock bin bitumen—all-da-way But worth the wait when you stay See shards of light that cut bend break and shape The heart of the land of The People Long time ago there was nothing else No plane no car no photocells And we walk and we talk and believe the land And bond together in little bands Then came the pale one and he took stock Will we paint it will we sell it It is Our rock to do to have to colour blue And the people felt old life was through Now we all live together in this big land and most of our country is covered with sand But there in the centre there stands our heart a sacred place to make a stand A solid multi-hued rock of our new start And our heart in the land of the people
Thanks John for sending me this poem! (Note: "The Rock" is a nickname for Uluru, formerly Ayers Rock).