Ōtautahi

Paint n' Pen submission

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Katelyn Gee | The commuting Book
Katelyn Gee

Dec 03   ●  1 min read

Inspiration: Kaitaki by Fin Dac
Artwork location, details and photo credit https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwork/612

 

Ōtautahi
I am the guard 
Keeper of the land
protector of my children
Teacher of my students

I am the embodiment of knowledge
History runs through my veins
The future of this town depends on me
But the past belongs a secret

I am the Morepork
With strong glittering sight
Eyeing up my city
Waiting

I am the Peacekeeper
Supporter of every race
Gentle and loving
 my song lulls the world to sleep 

I am the spark of rebellion
Furious fire breeds 
within my hands

I am Ōtautahi

 

 

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