HERITAGE

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HERITAGE

In my pride of what I am,
Part sioux, Part white, Spanish too,
A mix of all and everyone,
Part of the people, Part of the lie,
I look at my nature, I measure my soul,
I look into my past, That which made my future,
I take pride in my roots,
Of Native American, The people and the nation,
But shame clouds over me,
At the past, How the other half knew,
Treated and abused, Cheated and mistreated,
Slaughtered and murdered,  Everything lost,
The aged, The innocent, Woman and  children,
Longer than any trail of tears,
Sadder because we should know better,
Today,  Now,   Is it any better,
We are aware, we have the facts,
Whats past is past, Doesn't make it right,
Seems the circle only gets bigger,
From one nation, One country to the next,
When will we learn, When will we care,
When will we stop playing God, And listen,
Listen and stop the Pain..................... 


Richard(PHOENIX)Cartledge   8/8/09  (c)

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brokenwings25 commented on HERITAGE

10-30-2009

I am 1/2 navaho 1/2 german and I feel just the same. Why is there no Native amercan pride month? Aft all out ancestors went through we should have one or make one ourselves

lindabrito commented on HERITAGE

09-19-2009

This one really connected to me, because I am also a half breed. I am half blackfoot, and Italian. So I know what you mean about mixed feelings, and about the pain. Linda

Carolynk126 commented on HERITAGE

09-01-2009

Dear Phoenix9, Excellent poem. So sad but true. "When will we learn, When will we care..Listen and stop the pain." Men hide behind words like progress. I'll never understand the evil in so many peoples hearts.You are a true poet, never stop writing because some of us do listen.

GennyferCoss commented on HERITAGE

08-28-2009

Very moving! I believe this poem should have national exposure, it strikes the nerves that need striking in this nation. Keep on keeping on!

teasasue commented on HERITAGE

08-16-2009

this speaks of a very good lesson that should have been learned a long time ago, good job on this one.

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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