My Country Tis Gone (Collab)

by Dixiedaisy   Sep 8, 2008

Gentle clouds burst
whilst the river weeps
Tears for the buffalo
gone in eternal sleep

Withered forest dense
though not as much as man
Barking trees bled sap
over governments plan

Glorifying Geronimo
History tainted
Savages were we
Now we are sainted

They bought the air
which had always been free
Raped sacred land
reserving a spot for me

Sectioned off quarters
with casino rights
Forgotten struggles
and courageous fights

Yonder spirit floats
cross desolate prairies lost
Trails of red man leaving
sold at white mans cost

Winds linger breath
of our forefathers past
Same taken at birth
as is the last

Tattered headdress
nailed to a wall
splintered memories
of when we stood tall

America plucked
of its golden grain
invisible plains
where Natives remain

**Written by Dixiedaisy and Sluvious, 6-16-08


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  • 9 years ago

    by Sea2Summit

    A wonderfully crafted yet sad reminder about the the dark side of human greed. Using its self righteousness to justify its oppression for its own material gain. When will it end?

  • 9 years ago

    by Lyn

    Beautiful, well-written poem, very evocative
    and heartfelt

  • 9 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    An accurate evocation of too many tragic truths...

  • 9 years ago

    by Sylvia

    A very nice tribute to my ancestors and the injustices done to them. Thank you.

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