Samuel Beatty

Rookie (September 15 / Texas)

Samuel Beatty Poems

1. Displacement 3/13/2011
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Displacement

The grand Cherokee, once a tribe whom spread vastly their name, has been ravaged upon by the white man. As they began, a mutual friendship the Cherokee had with the white man, was shaped. When the men became greedy of land, they chose to abuse the camaraderie of the Indian and steal what was justly theirs by blood.

It is they, on white horses and armed with lethal artillery, who have taken their land, forcing the displacement of home, and pride. The new crossing, a pestering thorn of attack to the land and life loyal Cherokee, has been made of great discomfort, and the trail, though it ...

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