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Commission Website: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

Artwork Submitted to the Inquiry

2. Two poems and a drawing provided by the mother of a child at Woomera IRPC

Just for Australian Kind People (1)

Hey you! I wish to feel the spring,
One more time and with you.
Can you help me?

Hey you! I wish to feel lots of love,
One more time and with you.
Can you help me?

Hey you! I wish to fly in my dreams,
One more time and with you.
Can you help me?

Hey you! I've broken my heart. It calls you,
For peace and life and do.
Can you feel me?

Hey you! I am nothing. Just victim for,
Paper and signature and do.
Can you feel me?

Hey you! I'm just wonded bird with colsed
Sound and kept in the zoo.
Can you feel me?


Just for Australian Kind People (2)

Every night I remind you my mom when I look at the sky
I see your face as moon as shines above me during the night at the sky
I see your eyes as stars as shine above me during the night at the sky
I feel I'm lonely here
I miss you mom

I missed your smile, your smell and your eyes colour and your hands when you were play with my hair
So I cry and cry and cry
Suddenly I hear something, I hear your sound mom

Oh my darling why? Why? Why you cry?
I'm so tired for this difficult life mom, I cannot be angel like you mom
So I cry

Oh my darling you have to be stronger than razor wire
Call your god. You have to pray.

I can't fight with this trouble, its truth, I cannot lie

I trained you, I know you well,
Your heart is full of peace,
You have to release your spirit to fly

I try mom. I try.

My God was with you when you get saved from the ocean.
My God will help you to be saved from this plight
Its your faith. Call your god, you have to pray.
More pray

I promise you. I will wait. I will fight. I try.
Then I see the moon smile.


 

 

 

Last Updated 9 January 2003.