A Little Aboriginal Boy

In a Kimberly gorge I watched
“Sheer delight”
A little Aboriginal boy
From heights that scared

The perfect ten I thought, every time

And the joy “Oh the Joy”

When his beaming smile surfaced

An Olympic diver
You must represent your country

This is my country he said
My aboriginal country

I am from a black nation of champions
Forty thousand years past

Long before Mr Cook
Long before ancient Greece

No matter how well I dive
My nation will remain unknown

Despite any white man gold medal

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