A poem by Nola Gregory, Western Australia.
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Come with us on a journey Through land and sea and time Follow down our dreaming tracks Listen carefully, look for signs. You will feel them in your spirit As they weave into your soul Songlines, our Ancestral story Are alive and strong and bold. They created for us the rivers The trees and all their girth Spreading out our storylines As they walked upon the earth. They are for us a legacy Our connection to our land They are seen through our existence As we walk upon ochre and sand. So listen very carefully now As you walk upon our land Let it seep into your spirit As we take you by the hand. We’ll lead you to our dreaming And sing you songs of old As through dance and art recorded Our Ancestral story is told. For 60,000 years it’s been Our heart, our spirit, our song Something for us to be proud of It’s our existence, it's where we belong. We follow in the footsteps Of our Ancestral beings We follow along our Songlines And our journey to our Dreaming.
Nola wrote this poem for NAIDOC Week 2016 which had the theme of the same name.