Past Haunted


Past Haunted

Cherokee, Kiowa, Black Crow and Sioux, the sacred buffalo was our food,

That was the way before progress came and transformed the Indian into a National game. Cherokee’s a truck and Red-Skins ah team,

Brother man, how mean

Lightning-sticks firing clouds of doom,

Firewater tormenting my native soul,

No wigwam, no teepee, no man-child or squaw, will survive the onslaught of this pale-man-o-war,

On his weary midnight horse he came,

In friendship’s name he came,

Great Spirit of excess, he came,

With cross in hand he came, to civilize the red man savage he came.. to tame,

Destroying a race and trivializing its fate, to date,

Faceless enemies destroying lands without hands,

Decimating, eradicating, eliminating, exterminating,

Give me your poor and tired masses…. 

Amazing grace how sound the sweet, a wretch like us didn’t save.

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Paint1954 commented on Past Haunted


That was telling it like it was my brother. Just do not the anger or hatred hide with in your heart. There was a book now out of print called living with the Red man and in it it spoke of how civilized our people really were. This country now has corupted many of souls. Keep your head up toward the Spirit in the sky Our Creator.



The words came like a whisper of spirit taking form.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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