Poems by Kaiyu Bayles

Prayer From Me An Australian Aborigine….

Goodmornin World and those of us on the other side,
What another beautiful day,
The earth, the water and the sky,
as it was in the beginning of time.
The children of ancestors, 
so strong and wise, 
we still learning bout peaces prize,
Please keep us from pain and resentment, 
Our children smiling
And our old people contented
We pray to be grateful
And give thanks for life

By Kaiyu Bayles

Wheres the tribe?

Where is my people? Where is my tribe?
My bodies giving in, tell me their alive.
How many are crying? Tired of trying?
Forgotten people, forgotten time? Not in my mind.

Where is my people? Where is my tribe?
I got to get there, drive, swim or fly.
Ther’ll be no more ear ache, from no-good words
And no eating this food, feeling worse afterwards.

Where is my people? Where is my tribe?
Got you in my heart and freedom’s in our path.
Connecting back up with one another
The animals, our ways and the land, our mother.

Here is my people. Here is my tribe.
Human being roaming free, the ole spirit inside of me.
Ready? Our season is near. Just like our wildflower
With the might and strength of our creator,
We shall bloom a new era.
Breathe…Be at Ease…Believe…

By Kaiyu Bayles

Eyes open mind shut
Gonna start the day? Nuh
Mumma’s gone, granny two,
N the population, we 2.2
No more boomerang no more spear
We reachen for the powder, yarndi, n beer
The chains remain, see the pain
Hear the silence, no rain?
Pain and suffering day after day
Old n young searchin for a new way
Gotta organise, stick together and stay strong
No more these fullas, doin us all wrong
We know what ought to be done
Let’s lead the way and on the way we goinn have some

Freedom was taken but we can get it back
Love that skin your in, the family your in we not slack
Freedom – we got the red yellow and black
Live life to the fullest, with the finest, never crack
Freedom- 4 one an alll – back on track
Good times and good friends
Together we can be, we gots to be
Like the wind, birds, ocean and sea

Indiginise your mind, hear the music
Free your body, move your feet
Dance with mother natures mystic beat
Speack your tongue,
live with love!
Listen to the echoes of the past
We gotta get freedom fast
Cancer, tumurs and heart disease
Animals disappearing and cutting our trees
Time to change the fight, no more struggle
Ask them fullas do the right
Not just by us, by their ole fullas,
They must!

Disabled by physicals, racism, hate or greed
Freedom’s what we all need

Empowered by the idea of freedom in every way for all – achieved through the concepts of indigenization.  Hit a nerve?  Let’s brainstorm
By Kaiyu Bayles

Reverse It

Reverse It… please,

wearing rags, clothes I mean,

happiness hardly seen,

Loosing sight of whats right, learnin nothing in schools,

Talking English, Living in houses and Jails, no good rules

Money supposed to be important, people always fight

Na Not me, I’m Indigenous to Thee

We belong to beauty possessed by you and me, but now we all crying

All together was Mother Earths creations, laying, walking and flying,

Words of wisdom, love in everyone, peace always a given

Free we was, off our home we were driven

I can feel the pain and the sorrow,

What will come tomorrow?

Whiteman, yellow man, black man need to make a stand….

Make their ways count, discover the lors we have for this land

Save us all….  No more Jails, Housing estates, highways, murders and rapes

No more Red tape…..  Reverse it Please!

We might all be free, not just the old aborigine

Kaiyu Moura

Let’s Indigenize it all ay?

Take A Moment

To think about the clothes you’re in
Are You Comfortable
To think about that house you call home
Is it really a Castle?
To think about the family you’re in
How happy is everyone and why?

Take a moment
Before you leave today
What makes you happy?
And what does not
Because change
Starts with you…so
Take a moment

Greet the day
Just as our ancestors did
Speak words of kindness
To ourselves too
Heal your pain
Let yourself free
Eat the foods of the earth
Swim in her oceans and lakes
Say I love you at least once a day

Take a moment
Remember we are all great
Free yourself from the chains
How can you be?
If you’re not happy
Go back to being that free spirited child
We all deserve to be free
We can and will make it right… Just
Take moment

Love the skin your in
Discover your true talents
Practice Gratitude and fewer attitudes
Love Peace More and Hate War Less
Still having trouble? Well that’s cool too
When you c that child smiling
That’s what it’s all about
Yes there’s negativity all around
But change is a coming
But first we all have to

Take a moment
Own our pain, heal it
Breath, Lets not exist but live life
Hold on to your loved ones
Lead the way for all
Let love and positivity rule
Not politicians, jobs and school
Let’s recreate true happiness
For one and all
Take a moment

More answers lay deep in our beautiful lands
Turn to our brothers and sisters who carry the true way forward
Harmony, balance and respect for great and small
Since the beginning
This can be ours now
Handed down through you and me

Take a moment
We will move forward soon
We have to dig deeper in time
Make those ancient laws yours and mine
Teach them to our children, communities and countries
Are we heading for destruction as 1 people?
Have the answers for a real proper society been left in time?

Take a moment
For the future of all
Maintain principals that stand tall

Take this moment right now

By Kaiyu Bayles

You go! 

Yes u got pain sista girl
Loosin your mama ain’t easy
Split up from your grandma well that’s real hard too!
What happens when your not safe changes everything about you
Sayin goodbye to old friends and babies too
But plenty of people before you made it through

Your allowed to cry, it’s been tough
On your own u need more than luck
Take that pain sis its yours,and love it
Yeas you could have been this and that
But you can’t take that back
Look after yourself – relax

No fears with the tears
Let them flow
Choking n smoking
Feeling yourself grow
It’s ok Sis – let it go

Look back on pain and happiness
Live in the moment
Create that bliss
And remember without the blues
 you wouldn’t be you

By Kaiyu Bayles


Why cant I just be Kaiyu
Why cant I just be me
All this stress n responsibility
I just wanna be free

Yaraka, Mara, Jyda, Kia, Binowee
They all me
Alison, Laina N Dee
Let me Be, You go, Be free

Granny here now, I’m feelin sad
Don’t know what’s goin on. N feelin bad
Everythings goin to be all right
Just one more night

By Kaiyu Bayles

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A little about page admin Kaiyu Moura (Bayles)

Now living in QLD raising her children on their traditional country, gathering food, learning the old art of building shelters, dance and the local language. For the past 20 years with her late Grandmother Maureen Watson and a dance group with 6 of her sisters Kaiyu travelled schools, festivals, events etc sharing the beauty of First Nations Culture through song and dance, stories, art, theatre, nursery rhymes, poetry etc and engaging all ages in different projects that inspire positive change. Also a poet, documentary maker, songwriter, artist, event organiser, media consultant, testing the waters of micro social enterprise by starting her own tshirt and sublimation printing business and with her own label, Kaiyu creates what she calls Freedom Threads.

After building their own home on Tribal Sovereign land, Kaiyu is now homeschooling and teaching the kids about making our own tinctures, learning about bushtucker and mushrooms, growing food, building with aircrete, setting up wind turbines, composting toilets and ram water pumps... Really learning what it truly means to thrive. This is our Group where we share alot of what we do

Kaiyu and the Tribe
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