As a teacher, my younger sister has nurtured and taught Aboriginal children and teenagers for many years. It can be an emotional job at times, as these children often come from difficult and deprived backgrounds.
Overtime, she has learnt that not everyone can move on from their pain and sadly, she has lost some boys along the way and from suicide. Her resilience and love for this job is unchanging and inspired me to write a poem.
NUGAN (Little Boy)
Walk with me on this journey we are on
Include me in your dreams,
Believe in me when no-one else will,
Dance with me when I achieve all that is possible
Guide me back on the path when I stray
Love me when no-one else can,
And if I turn my back on the sun,
Let me go……
Walk with me on this journey we are on.