This is written in honour of the millions of American Indians, whose culture is long and rich...and I am proud to say I am a part of. (a repost)


Savage




Savage



Our land was stolen
Our women, raped
Our children, enslaved
We were stolen from,
Beaten down and confused
We became addicted,
Inflicted with disease
Our ancient ways, torn apart
We were murdered,
Taken advantage of
We were bartered, lied to,
and in the end, this being most ironic,
were called Savage.




Poetry by Teala
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Written on 2006-12-11 at 05:22

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Christoffer Waye
wow!
its a great historic tribute this text!

Bookmarked!

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2007-01-07


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
What a unique bend on a very sensitive subject. I'm partly aboriginal in ancestry and the pain of of being "savage" Has left its mark on generations of my family.

Joe

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2007-01-05


wolfthepoet
a beautiful write you see, thats something I shouldva wrote :P

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2006-12-21


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Sounds like what happen here in Oz
with the Aborigines.

You highlight the selfishness of man
when they don't understand something.

Well done.

liz

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2006-12-15


Will
This is an amazing historic write!!!

LOVE IT...

Bookmarked...

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2006-12-11


Bob
Yes the white man form Europe took what he wanted and thought he was above it all. But the story of ethnic cleansing goes on, still today, if Africa, in Tibet etc.
2006-12-11


salem
it's true
nice done

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2006-12-11


gills
Well done :)

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2006-12-11


Zainab
It's a sad piece ofcoz

What really belonged for them
It's just a history now

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2006-12-11


wee2souls
a powerful and strong write!!!
hugs to you
cindy

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2006-12-11


Bhakta Raj Giri
Really emotive and true.

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2006-12-11


Saga
And yet they continue to give us his-story!!!

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2006-12-11