We should be turning back, not turning our backs

Written in 2007 not published.

We’ve turned our back on justice
and wonder why none trust us.
We’ve ignored the wisdom we were taught,
And the rights for which our forbears fought,
to live in a world with danger fraught,
where peoples lives and souls are bought.
When it comes to Indigenes,
asylum seekers and refugees
or anyone from overseas
we look away and sneer.
Cries for help we cannot hear,
we’re happy in our land of fear.