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Take the rain from my heart, take the tears from my eyes, take the dream from my soul, For I am feeling alone. Let the wind touch my face, let the days slowly go, let the good times slowly die, For I am feeling so scared. Make the sun shine again, make the love dawn within, make the spirit start to dance, For I am feeling empty. See the smile on my face, see the laughter in my eyes, see the joy within my heart, For I am here to win.
Thank you Sandra for sending in your poetry!
Reflect on the poem
- Compare the first three paragraphs to the last one. What happened?
- Think of a time when you felt alone, scared or empty. Can you relate to the things the poet associated with these feelings? What is different for you?
- Re-read this poem and see it through the lens of Aboriginal history. What are the first three paragraphs referring to? What the last one?