Dakota’s Defiance

Mankind, I fear is losing

Its leaders, know not shame

They cast aside the helpless

The hopeless and the maimed

Their lawyers speak to justify

Their evil, soulless deeds

The lowly, all but crucified

Unheard, their childrens needs

Beaten, bruised and broken

We’ve thread our Trail of Tears

There’s nothing stood before us now

No greater hidden fears

As history repeats itself

A thousand times again

Our souls will not fall captive

To the wills of Godless men

Sing sweetly of your secrets

I hear whispered on the wind

Talk of tales regaled in folklore

Oh! Let heroes rise again

Tell proudly of the deeds men do

Though their bodies fall to dust

To rise above the ashes

To punish the unjust

Did it ever really matter

A people they forsake

A den of thieves and liars

The choice is theirs to make

Good people truly saddened

Thought less of, than they’re worth

Dakota rivers blackened

For the monies in the dirt

Proud people of the land

Great wisdom they impart

A House of White it hides behind

The darkness in mens hearts

 The mighty dollar screams aloud

Its servants royally gowned

Are worth more than a beaded corpse

In an Indian Burial Ground

What a shame the societal norm is still to persecute the Indigenous American peoples. Wrote this one for the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. Condemned to reservations with false promises from the Wasichu (white-man). Reminds me of the expression the white-man speaks with a forked tongue … much the same as the same saying would stand today when confronted by a lawyer with the interests of a corporative world in sight …

 #postaweek  #corporations  #wasichu  #DAPL   #noshame


8 thoughts on “Dakota’s Defiance

  1. Yes, yes, yes!!!
    I’m so glad you started this blog, Peter! Now more people can find you and be blessed by your beautiful, thoughtful words. I will follow for sure❤

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    1. Thanks Deb … hope they enthuse people as I don’t think contemporary poetry is given enough credence and is always compared to older classics (many of which can be pulled apart and condemned analytically also) but here’s hoping …

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  2. “Good people truly saddened
    Thought less of, than they’re worth
    Dakota rivers blackened
    For the monies in the dirt….”

    It’s all a wonder, Peter, but those four lines always jump out at me. You are gifted! I don’t see a “follow” button but maybe I missed it. Late, tired, been a long day, so I’m going to turn in shortly, but I did want to check out your new blog. Have fun with it! Looking forward to many visits back. 😉

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    1. Thanks for the read Emms … unfortunately you’ll have read most of my posts before as I am less of a prolific writer than Miss Aoibha Walsh and her menagerie of animal bloggers … but I may get more inspiration to write more now that I’m here …lol


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