Poems

The listed servitude of roots

A poem by Curly, Queensland

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Sonny it's wrong, to steal that car,
but it's all right to steal a whole country to live on.

Sonny it's wrong, to steal that car,
but it's all right to steal all the oil to fire it.

Sonny it's wrong to steal that car,
and it's right for the Rum Corps to pursue you to death. [1]

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  • What were the 'Rum Corps'?
  • What compares the author with stealing a car?

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[1] Koori Mail 472 p.23

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Korff, J 2018, The listed servitude of roots, <https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/poems/the-listed-servitude-of-roots>, retrieved 21 August 2019

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