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We loved the land
We tilled the earth, under sun we toiled
We pledged our souls, to nature’s whim
The King of France none to pleased

We took the sacraments
We held our faith, mournful to fates embrace
The British demanded a new oath we take
And scalped we were, both sides did partake

Our villages burned, our fields afire
Our woman and children, in hunger perished
We feared Monckton, a hunter of death
And from him, to ships hold, deported at best

We preyed to Canada, to lend us a hand
Evangeline an angel of our land
The darkened forests, to where we fled
Became bloody in battles, and turned to red

For Redcoats wandered in search of scalps
As Father Le Loutre preached unheavenly deeds
He was bloodthirsty and in skirmishes his evil flourished
His Mikmaq warriors helped rivers flow to blood

We lived along the rivers edge
We fought them all, to no one did we pledge
As serfs we served, to whom did rule
In the end, the forest sang our quiet eulogy

The vessels sailed from Halifax
With their human cargo of Partisans
Off to the West Indies, and a new land
Disease triumphed where Lord Laurence failed

And so the voyage, onward went
The traditions of Grand Pre, to Louisiana was lent
And there they settled, peace at last
As angels of their battles, in sacrifice did rest

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  1. Date: 5/29/2015 12:25:00 PM
    Lovely write on Acadian History!

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:53:00 PM
    I love the sense of history and narrative style to this. My favorite line is,"We pledged our souls to Nature's whim.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 4/25/2015 10:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I missed this comment, thank you so much!
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 3:11:00 AM
    - Arthur, an interesting and very well written poem. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/21/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much!!!!!