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tanka

Mayan culture 
First you invade and destroy it
Then you mythologies it 
And finally 
Makes it a tourist attraction 





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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 11:39:00 AM

    I think I agree with everybody... we should be interested in the 'touristy' part... but we should also reflect deeply on the 'genocide' part... maybe we would then be less likely to commit the same crimes in future... Terry

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 12/20/2012 12:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    one can only hope so
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 9:42:00 AM

    jan, I like the sentiment behind it buit as Kathy says it's life isn't it?...David

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 12/20/2012 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes it is life with small "L"
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 9:14:00 AM

    I thought much declined through natural or social circumstances with finally the help of invaders. Why shouldn't it be a tourist attraction? I know the trinkets and souvenirs they probably sell are ugly. It should be shown for historic value, don't you think. Am I taking your tanka too seriously?