In dwindling numbers,
indigenous voices whisper their pain.
Sidelined in a multi-ethnic society,
dispersed in this world of noisy
babble, their words muffled,
their story disappearing,
fading in the turning years.
The western world claims
richness in diversity while
drowning unique voices in
a universal soup of sameness.
Our ancient cultures melt away,
lost in dazzle and clamour,
absorbed, dissolved, diluted into
caricature and grainy shadows.