Land of my heart, my country

How I wish it were otherwise

Beneath your blue, blue skies

Terrible deeds were done, and denied

Papered over with wafer-thin lies

Land of my soul, my country

Your song once strong lies silent

Hidden in a secret story

Told today only in whispers

Land of my dreams, my country

How we need your embrace

Made only possible

Through the very ones on whom we projected

Our own disgrace

Land of my fathers, my country

There is no other way to be whole

Than walk together the path of true history

The story that was never told

Land of my heart, my country

Yours is a story of unfinished nationhood

Of Aboriginal nations’ sovereignty never ceded

Of Treaty never understood

© Graeme Cordiner