Looking forward to the launch and to following up with my blog post next Wednesday. Now, although I'm not eligible for the competition, I found myself thinking of two songs: Big Yellow Taxi (... pave paradise, put up a parking lot) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=94bdMSCdw20&vidve=5727&autoplay=1 and Smiley (...you're off to the Asian war, and we won't see you smile no more ...) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3__s39V3mYE but here's a link to a poem that really touched me the first time I read it: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/noonuccal-oodgeroo/assimilation-no-0719019.
Thanks for that Mazzy. Big Yellow Taxi and Smiley are favourites of mine. I remember liking Smiley as a child, not fully appreciating that it was about the Vietnam War. I hadn't come across that poem by Oodgeroo Noonuccal before. It's powerful. Thanks for sharing.