Divena Collins

Aboriginal Remedies....Australian Sonnet

They say life is like a bowl of cherries
But cherries go rotten and make you sick
The same shall happen of bramble berries
Not a thing can make you unwell so quick
That an apple a day keeps the doctor away
Though this has never actually been proven
Native remedies had practised the old way
Which ancient folklore of tongues had woven
Wealth within forests burned to the ground
Of herbal properties that once worked best
From eucalyptus trees that wealth caressed
Where TeaTree powers were freely found
Natives of the firelands properties known
When natural remedies came into their own.

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