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untitled by Lionel Fogarty

Matureing avenges a beloved masses

Flashbloods of frantic roars

Are wearely revealing

Overturn every maimed tropical

Island and revolution is tortured

Smile the victory of huge futile questness

Smiled the wasted ammunitions

and pebble dead murky love's

Nature's tendenceys is one scientific time

Matureness of man needs to nest

Mature fully man is overestimating

Waging roving counter-revolutionary

are them blackfellas in capitulationist minds

Contradictions now is merely understood by us

A single sparke can bit you two half, and

a single bourgeois idealist can

fuck up a good campfire talk

They have the backward woods

They have the betrayed economic

fragil social buggered structure

Nature is on an ensured armed

countrysided roo snake animals

victoryness waring wageness

Nature will not babbling about

with political influences, only

with cultural nationwide balance aboriginal

To be Matured is to grow with Nature

Nature for some is invincible and convincible

Nature as an strategic success expaning

Nature is on our spirits higher than mechanistic ways

Nature is on the move, Nature is the revolution.


For the Greenye. 


Lionel Fogarty

 b. 1958, Wakka Wakka land, Queensland

A Yugambeh man, Lionel Fogarty was born at Barambah, now known as Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, in the semi-tropical northern Australian state of Queensland. This was one of the Queensland ‘punishment’ reserves where individuals and their families who spoke out against the authorities were sent.
      Since the 1970s he has been active in many of the political struggles of the Aboriginal people, particularly in southern Queensland, from the Land Rights movement to setting up Aboriginal health and legal services to black deaths in custody. He is also an Australian poet who has opened up the new space of black Australian surrealist writing and done much to reformulate our understanding of poetic discourse and its roles in both black and white communities.
      Recently, his work as a legal and political activist and as a community leader has been focused on the reality of Aboriginal deaths in custody. The death of his brother, Daniel Yock, in the back of a police van, Brisbane, on November 7, 1993, indicated how little has been done since the federal and state government inquiries (and responses) into black deaths in custody to eliminate racial oppression.
His poetry expresses the need for innovation and urgency. In doing so, it is sometimes surreal, sometimes confronting and includes large amounts of Bandjalang dialect and vernacular.