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THE LAST STAND

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THE LAST STAND

THE LAST STAND

Where have all my people gone, the Navaho, Lakota, and the Sue.
Smothered beneath the white man blanket,
Chocking for a breath of airs life's sustaining oxygen.
The beating heart of native drums, are stilled frozen,
In the middle of it's rhythmic thumping, no pulses echo,
Can be heard on the open plain.
The weeping women kneel on sacred ground, shedding
A river of bloods tears, burning a permanent scare across,
A baron landscape.
Death's black raven shields itself, under it's crimson soaked wing,
Against shames immoral injustice. 
Greed's unsatisfiable hunger for land and riches fuels lusts desire,
Behold exterminations nay holocaust of the native inhabitance,
  Nothing remains alive except ignorance blackened shadow.
How much blood can mother earth be forced to drink before,
She drowns herself or spits up everything undigested,
 With sheer disdain and hatreds malice intent.
On a black and white chess board the winners takes it all,
Strategies grand masters playing with living pawns.
Treaties written in vanishing ink, promises disappear in thin air,
 Revealing a liars sharpened tongue.
The odds have always been stacked against those believing in fairness.
A rogue tidal wave of humanity has wiped out a nation,
And it's culture within the blink of an eye.
Flights appendages are clipped on the dove of peace, leaving it
Unable to soar above it's own habitat.
Wreckage’s refugees stumble in the ruins after math,
Rapes victims of civilizations civilized,
Are left devoid of their heritages lineage and legacy.
Elders chieftains representatives of a great nation,
Smoke peace pipes in the white mans hunting lodge
In Washington.
As human beings are hauled like cattle's cargo,
Taken to reservations burial grounds. 
Ancient ancestors lit up the heaven's vast expanse,
 By torches flame,
To guide the souls of the dead unto their great spiritual
 Plain beyond.
The pale horse gallops forward without a rider,
And the red people become a phantom tribe vanishing
 Upon the winds shifting tides.
Giving one last final trible battle war cry, 
Why my father but the great spirit answers not.
Behold America's legacy, a world trampled beneath
It's heavy iron fist, all in the name of progress or for the cause
Of Manifest destiny.

BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 3:44:00 PM
    Hi Cheryl, The Americans had a certain way of life, one that made them one with noture. Never could they have believed that a disease would come and destroy them, that disease the most virulent in this worls, commonly known as the white man. The white man takes, he doesn't share. You bring forth an excellent write. It isn't the usual, told from the white man's point of view. You paint the canvas with years of tears. Such sadness in the Soul. Have a good day. Your Friend always....MIKE.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 9:37:00 PM
    Cherl, everything is set in motion... And you my friend, pour this poem, like rain. A very hard time for the Natives PLUS.... What has humanity done to us... Charlie, you should've entered this poem, in that one native contest.. It's an honor to read such a poem... Linda

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 6:44:00 PM
    We have so much to learn from our great elders, if only we would come to realize the sacred and learn to honor it, the world would be a better place thanks for sharing Cheryl xxx

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:19:00 PM
    Great and wonderful, it shows how much people go threw just to be able to keep their land and how we are so greedy,