A ramble in the preamble

I’m grateful for your generosity
you have a huge propensity
a brain of such immensity
capable of intense dexterity
and lacking all pomposity
announcing with sincerity
this magnificent opportunity
though forced to jettison mateship
you recognised their relationship
I think you called it kinship
with land
could this recognition
get out of hand
I enquire with all humility
I ask with a sense of curiosity,
have they acknowledged your generosity?

Written in 1999 when Howard was considering recognising Aborigines in the Preamble to the Constitution.