Wilfred Mellers

(March 5,1962 / Kinston, Jamaica, West Indies)

The Truth Is Not Blind


The Truth Is Not Blind
Written by: Wilfred Mellers
Wednesday, July 30,2014

They came without invitation or documentation
They raped, pillage, and plunder
Those who still stood were set asunder
They lied and tried with violence in their eyes
Acts of genocide to no ones surprise
Inferno the meek were baptized

From lands beautiful had to pay bountiful
Sailing ships stacked high God's children cried
Chained and shackled now Satan's bride
Backs bloodied red and robbed of pride
On auction blocks once stood
Economically bound to a deprive neighborhood

Shallow fields toiled in the sun's heat
Tethered clothing and soiled my feet
Sounds echo of the howling whip
Destiny deprived on a sailing ship
Songs sang once for upliftment
Centuries such treated of resentment

Paleness we were forced to worship
Those who defied tied and battered by horsewhip
From an oak tree the innocent swung
None could escaped not even the young
Fables taught from his storybook
His stories conveniently always overlook

From a house white gets a marching orders
Pontificating about securing borders
Things truly I don't understand
Stolen grounds became your homeland
Nothing exist until you discover
Tainted soil may never recover

Native pride died in a drunken stupor
Driven from lands by the government trooper
Treaties meaningless words written on papers
Pale faces words disappear into vapors
Western ideologies taught vanquished to tutor
Warriors brave you sought to neuter

Success in your own mind
Peace on earth you will never find
His story they remind
Treatment unholy for those not of your kind
For those your history has left behind
The truth is not blind

Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Edited: Friday, August 01, 2014

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