Eric Cockrell

Lies Told To Children - Poem by Eric Cockrell

religious incantations,
written with dead bodies,
buried in ditches
with face drawn shovels.
the tint of skin tastes
like things done in the night.
and lies told to children
to let them sleep!
redemption killed
on a desert highway,
left to stink in the sun
of another faceless day.
we are what we have done,
in the final end.
yet we close our eyes,
and wash the blood from our hands!
blame it on the cost of freedom,
a white god with special needs.
religious incantations,
and lies told to children!

written for the spirits of over
100 million Native Americans killed!

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  • (4/22/2012 4:58:00 PM)

    And the spirits will see. a great poem, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

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