'Turn the light on' by Brenda Cook

We’ve been left in the dark

Because we haven’t been talked to

We want explanations

To know what’s going on.


When it’s dark it is silent

There is nothing in sight

Not even a star

To give you something to go by.


We are cut off from our people

We are lost, on our own

We feel very small

We feel anger, we feel frightened,

Afraid, unhappy, rattled.


We want to know

Our minds are rattling

By being let down

Do not split us up

Do not un-power us


Why not talk together

Connect us, come together

Don’t hide things away

Turn the light on.