You Once Were Many

You once were many, but now you are few,
Now, you are refugees in your own land,
Your families were lost as you fled,
Your forests burnt to the ground,
As the winds howled,
Carrying the screams of death,
Throughout your once green paradise

You are our furry friends,
Our feathered friends,
Our scaly and winged creatures,
You dwell in the native bushland of Australia,
Keeping the balance of the ecosystem,
Tending to your families,
Fleeing from predators,

But now blackened bush, like sticks of charcoal
Are the remnants of your homeland,
And whole generations of species
Are no longer,
Stolen by the tsunami of the fires that spread relentlessly
And those that remain have become refugees
In their own land that once supported life

Once there was a symphony of cicadas and birdsong,
And a gentle rustling through the bush,
As the furry friends made their way through,
Now there are no animal homes,

No nests for the birds,
No branches for the koalas,
No greenery for the kangaroos,
No food, and no peaceful place to rest upon

The elders know this land,
A sacred connection, unbroken
But this ancient knowledge, is not consulted by the laws of the
And 46 million acres were burnt,
And one billion animals were lost,
And fires burned not for days, or weeks, but months
And we as a nation, mourned your loss

You are our winged, scaly, furry and feathered friends
You once were many, but now you are few

©️ Amata Goldie 2020

Honoured to be invited to read my poem at the Official Book Launch ~Paws Healing The Earth Poetry Anthology,

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About Amata Natasha Goldie

Blessings and greetings! Welcome to a little about me :-) My first non-fiction book is now available in Kindle and hardcopy. "The Golden Thread" is a collection of practical and metaphysical wisdoms borne from an innate desire to assist in elevating the consciousness of humanity. First published in 2010, it is like many seeds that we plant, in the hope that it may find its way into the world and touch the lives of many. Sometimes time does not understand human vision. And sometimes the human mind does not understand time. Ultimately it takes time to see the blossoming of such visions that are dear to my soul for the upliftment of humanity. May we journey together to share love, wisdom and truth with the world. I am an author, poet, natural health practitioner, artist, and lover of life!! I have an arts and humanitarian background and have a deep compassion for all living things. I have had the joy of working in natural medicine for over 10 years where I have had the privilege of healing and helping others. I hold qualifications in Fine Art, Arts Management, English Literature, Philosophy, Body Therapies and Small Business. My passion is writing poetry, and to date I have written extensive collections of spiritual poetry, prose, soul affirmations and heart-felt anecdotes for greeting cards. I am guided to reach to the core of humanity and aim to uplift the soul with the timeless experiences of love, joy and celebration of the uniqueness that is embodied within each of us. I am blessed to have received outstanding acclaim by an online global audience of poetry lovers. With all of my heart I hope to have my first published poetry collection available very soon. I am passionate about catalyzing the highest potential in humanity and am dedicated to living a life that facilitates growth in others, in service to humanity, the animal kingdom. our beautiful Mother Earth and our infinitely evolving cosmos. I pray that my life path may embody love, truth and wisdom so that I may inspire and illuminate others, as guided by the all-seeing eye of the Divine Beloved. Thank you for joining me here Xxx
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