Jim Everettpuralia meenamatta

'From the outside' by Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Jim Everett-puralia meenmatta
19 April 2018

2016

Okay, I’m from the outside
You know this place that I’m at
The whitefella’s think-society
This outside place that got lost
A think-society claiming it made us
With their blood, their bible and law
So I think it’s just like the inside
To make us like them is the core
Some rules are okay for everyone
Other rules are ‘just-if- ... More

'on the road with buck' by Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Jim Everett-puralia meenmatta
19 April 2018

one day I was drivin’ with Buck Brown along the coast

an’ we was talkin’ about white coes on our land

‘til the talk got real intense an’ I wouldn’t wanna boast

but we worked it all out from the start right to the end

now it’s easy enough to see, well it is to you an’ me

why white fellas do their thing wrong way ‘round

their old m ... More

'Ghost Nets and Waterlines' by Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Jim Everett-puralia meenmatta
19 April 2018

14 August 2016

Our Earth Mother cries when the nets are set adrift
They travel loosely and kill sea life as they go
Drifting in the moon-tides the grim reapers travel wide
Through tidal water homes of the all-life living free
To drift and pluck from the all-life every living thing
That shares the bloodlines of the all-life of our world
The nets drift on to ... More

'Blood Lust' by Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Jim Everett-puralia meenmatta
19 April 2018

Australians you now call yourselves,
You mongrel mob invaders.
You deny your blood mixed past
Yet think your blood has made ’s.
Come on fools and say your piece,
Your argument we know so well.
Ancestral lines for you are farce,
You dwell on genetics
And your bloodlines are our hell.
Of indigenous lines you fail.
And you come from countries o ... More

About Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta | States of Poetry TAS - Series Two

19 April 2018

Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta was born at Flinders Island, Tasmania in 1942. He is from the clan plangermairreenner of the Ben Lomond people, a clan of the Cape Portland nation in north-e More