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There is good and bad, just and unjust, trustworthy and untrustworthy, kind and unkind, intelligent and unintelligent,wise and unwise in every race.

You'd best stay away from those Indians,
I've often heard it said,
But the worth of a man is most often found,
In what's going on in your head.

Though I must admit there's more than a few,
Who will take the gold out of your teeth,
It takes a lot more than the color of skin,
To make a man a thief.

They're more than just thieves, they're drunkards to boot,
They're filthy, sneaky and cruel;
But it matters not the race of a man,
Enough booze turns them all into fools.

Unintelligent, dirty, their morals are low,
They're savage, unlike you and me.
Each race has it's customs and problems for sure,
On that I will have to agree.

When the White Man first came he was met with good will,
Accepted and treated well.
If not for the Native Americans,
They'd have died for that first year was Hell.

The Indians taught them how to survive;
How to plant and put back for the winter;
How to hunt and how to trap,
And how to make the meat tender.

In return the White Man gave gifts,
Shiny trinkets, beads and tea.
He also gave us something else,
The cold and flu germs were free.

They stole our land, they stole our pride,
And turned us into slaves.
They tried to wipe us from the land,
And put us in our graves.

Now you say we're not like you,
We're savage, filthy, stupid;
And you believe this over-all view,
To be correct, indubit.

Never look down on another man,
Because he's different from you.
Your race, your looks come from God, my friend,
It's He that decides skin hue.

Where you're born, your skin, your very blood,
Are gifts from God, Almighty.
Every man has a right to be proud.
Do not take what God has done lightly.




Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/12/2019 1:23:00 AM
G'day Judy … held my interest right throughout. There's good and bad in every race, but we're all equal although you wouldn't think so some times - thank you Judy - Lindsay
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Date: 5/2/2019 4:25:00 AM
Thank you so much Lindsay. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/10/2019 10:21:00 AM
Amazing depth in your write..it takes a learned mind to see beyond superficial..no one is born with the sole right to intellect. An eye opening write, Judy.
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Date: 4/16/2019 4:29:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless. JB
Date: 3/8/2019 1:45:00 PM
so very true, Judy. There was good and bad on both sides and in every race and religion can be found good and bad together.
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Date: 3/9/2019 1:57:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea. Glad you agree. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/6/2019 4:56:00 PM
White man speak with fork tongue.
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/7/2019 11:56:00 AM
Thank you so much John. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/6/2019 2:04:00 PM
your goal's vision shines through with this remarkable work, judy... huggs
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Date: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 PM
Thank you so much Nette. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/6/2019 12:08:00 PM
- So beautifully written ... and so true, Judy :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/7/2019 12:07:00 PM
Thank you so much Anne-Lise. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/6/2019 3:39:00 AM
What an amazing poem, more than that, its a mission statement. Should be seen and read, every where...
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Date: 3/6/2019 11:33:00 AM
Thank you so much Harry. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/5/2019 7:49:00 AM
You write with sense, Judy. Colour has nothing to do with love and respect. In God's eyes we are all the same. We ought to learn to see through His lenses! Regards // paul
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Date: 3/5/2019 9:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Paul. Glad you agree. God Bless, JB