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Anthony Weir

Rookie (13th September 1941)

People called Sioux - a Holocaust Poem


Was Shel Silverstein just being crass
in the lyric sung by Johnny Cash -
or was he being amazingly, subversively,
unamericanly ironic?
The boy was not a boy, but a lot of men and women
their name not Sue but Sioux,
and ethnically cleansed by some of American Democracy's
many land-grabs and pogroms
carried out by racist rednecks
and Ulstermen with bombs.

(many more than 9 million aboriginal Americans were killed in every possible way by Europeans)

Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2006
Edited: Saturday, May 27, 2006

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  • Rookie - 112 Points Ronald Stroman (5/26/2006 6:12:00 AM)

    man's inhumanity towards another man, still continues today.

    i am glad i am on the planet today with you, and had a chance to digest your poem. (Report) Reply

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