Poem by Sandra Gaal Hayman, Mount Annan, NSW
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They came and took the children To places far away Didn't stop to listen To what their mothers had to say Came and took the children Led them by the hand Never to return again To their ancestral lands They came and took the children Tears fell like rain upon that day I lost my only brother When they took us both away They came and took the children Our lives were not the same Not knowing where we came from They even changed our name When they came and took the children
Sandra's poem is not inspired by her own experiences, but by those of others. She tried to capture the heartbreak and pain of the stolen children.
Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your poem!