Mason Maestro

Xinjiang Never Left Me - Poem by Mason Maestro

A sullen figure walks along an Urumqi road
Her life was empty and she couldn't bear the load
She left America and the training behind
She made her promises and looked to the sky
Regardless of questions
No more directions
It’s now all up to her

Now a confused nation stares at the TV screen
Xinjiang is rioting what does it all mean?
Kadeer glances up to see their master plan unfold
Ideas from Kashgar’s civil unrest now taking hold
The only connection
With that year’s election
The CIA concur

Most of the Uighur are looking somewhere else
Assumptions point to the Han Chinese
Syringe attacks on the innocent took aim
It’s only human to look to anyone else
To tell them what they see
Tell them what they hear
Tell them what to say
Tell them how to react and think and compel others compulsively until the world is black and white

Regardless of questions
No more directions
It’s now all up to you

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 10, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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