Kooris Come in All Colours

I know I'm a Koori 
I've learned from my kin
but sometimes I'm questioned
on the colour of my skin.

I'm questioned on this by
both black and white
my culture and identity
are my legal right.

My Aboriginality
I've searched for, so long
but doubts of others
make it hard to belong.

If you wouldn't make judgements
on just what you see
then maybe by chance you'll see the real me.

Carol Kendall