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.
10 thoughts on “Nugan (Little Boy)”
This is beautiful, Karen. Thank you for sharing these inspirational words.
Thanks Katie, you are an inspiration in the work you do as well.
Wonderful words Karen. When we walk and dance together the journey becomes so much lighter 🙂
Thanks Val, its true and these indigenous children need all the love and dancing we can give them.
Karen extremely sad that children suffer like this. Beautiful poem and I am sure your sister is doing an amazing job and her work will inspire many children.
Thanks Kath, she has made a difference in many lives and they look to her as one of their own. Although very sad for her at times, this is her passion and her gift to them.
Your poem brings tears to my eyes. But when I look at these children’s faces, I see a wonderful light and deep riches in their eyes.
Thankyou MK, that means a lot. All the Indigenous cultures have so much to teach us.
This poem came to me one night just after my sister had been having a really hard time with one of her boys. She has loved them like her own children and some of their stories are very heartfelt. We all have a gift to share with each other and when we find what our passion is, then we realise that it’s not work at all.
Lovely, lovely poem! Thank you for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. I pray you will come again some time. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Thankyou Natalie, yes your blog is beautiful with lots of depth and thought. Im glad we connected.