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The True Americans

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The True Americans

They are powerful,

They are the “great ones.”

They are thoughtful,

They are the “true ones”.


Some Traders long ago made Them march a long trail

A long trail that was said to lead them to the “Promised Land”

It was the “Trail of Tears” and there was no such a land for Them

The Traders lied and watched Them weaken and die


They are not “Savages”,

They are not “Indians”,

They are marvelous,

They are Native Americans.


All this is Their land and those Traders took it

They treated the Traders with kindness

And the Traders betrayed them

The Traders said that They didn’t “deserve” this land


They are powerful,

They are the “great ones.”

They are thoughtful,

They are the “true ones.”


The Traders said they were weak

They were not weak the Traders were weak

The traders only wanted Their land to look for “gold”

They lived for so long “without” gold.


They are not “Savages”,

They are not “Indians”,

They are marvelous,

They are Native Americans.


The Traders now call themselves “Americans” 

The Traders now say that Immigrants should go back 

The traders are immigrants too

Why don’t the Traders go back and give the “True Americans” their land?

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  1. Date: 10/26/2012 11:54:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your poem today about true Americans.