Redman, you were native to this soil, as a true American,
Why did those who so imposed, claim your lands to span?
Who were these reckless ones, those white men, to come,
Did steal your rights, to claim such wealth, the whole sum?
A true steward, you, who cared about this earthen sphere,
Watched over the wild creatures, and did save all so dear.
You knew how important to then conserve, respecting each,
Never to destroy a single one, the rules of life you did teach.
Those real savages, ones who ravaged the plains, the buffalo,
Killed all that they did want, with no regard, they did not know.
Then as time wore on, the crowds of people swarmed the land,
Not as you who had the truest heart, to drive you out, their plan.
Native American, you are a genuine reflection of a decent soul,
If only those who interfaced had followed your lead, of your role.
America would never to face such misery, for greed, so corrupt,
Having learned that the best ways are to share, never to interrupt.
Our prayers for you are for our forgiveness, those terrible acts,
The lands would be in wonderful shape, to represent true facts.
There would be no unrest or to persecute, to live here, to share,
The history of all civilization shows this burden of regret to bear.
Thank you for your life so true, in all you say, things that you do,
Wrongs you've endured and much peace was robbed from you.
Our Native Americans, your examples we all should then regard.
Bringing shame upon ones who left in their path, earth so scarred.
whonunuwho (author) from United States on June 08, 2018:
Thank you for your nice review and support my friend. Many blessings to all. whonu
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 08, 2018:
I, too, have Cherokee blood flowing through my veins, whonu. I'm very proud of that fact.
Your poem is beautiful, yet sad. Respect for the land and each other no longer takes precedence.
whonunuwho (author) from United States on June 04, 2018:
Yes Eric, there have been many tribes that dealt very effectively with the overwhelming rush of settlers. Many Native people moved, joined other tribes, as the Cherokee in Florida joined Seminole. There were many who refused to be "Victimized". Several fought back and ran the perpetrators away. The worst case was the Trail of Tears. I live in Oklahoma and many native people now live here as well. Things have changed some, but not nearly enough in retribution and repaying what terrible acts were down. I also have Cherokee blood flowing through my veins. Thanks for your review. Many blessings. whonu
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 04, 2018:
Well done. I do not fully be in tune with it though. My Native American or Navajo, Hopi, Yavapai and Pima would disagree a bit. They do not do "victim". But we can have opinions that differ, especially in art.