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Truth on a Cross

Truth on a Cross

A Poem by OBWhiteHawk

My 3rd assignment in shape poetry class.

The Christians
  forced my people
to adopt beliefs
belonging to them.
Giving up old ways
in favor of new,
desired....or not.
My people were sent away to schools and churches in order to
brainwash them into changing their ways. The ways of the whites
were considered sophisticated and civilized while the ways of the 
Natives (called Indians back then) were considered primitive and
savage. I guess their way of thinking was that they were saving the
Natives from eternal
damnation and hell.
Did they not know
that the life they
gave us was exactly
that? Hell on earth
you can call it when
you not only take a
person's home away
from them but also
parts of their life?
Even to some extent
their soul? The very
thing that you claim
you were trying to
save in the first place.

© 2013 OBWhiteHawk

Author's Note

I guess the shape is okay, could be better.

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I think you did very well with the shape. This is a great piece - a history that is often forgotten. I love the pic of Kateri; interesting choice to go with this poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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10 Years Ago

Thank you. Honestly I was looking for a picture of a Native holding a cross and she fit the bill. Bu.. read more
Splendid read and write. Thank you for sharing truth.

Posted 10 Years Ago


10 Years Ago

Awesome, thanks for reading and commenting!
okay? really? the shape and the message are phenomenal it gives me chills

Posted 10 Years Ago

Emily B

10 Years Ago

Chris hasn't been around much. I did see Kunu the other day. There was another. He closed his accoun.. read more

10 Years Ago

Nice, thanks! Not many of us out here I am finding.
Emily B

10 Years Ago

I used to go to Daniel Boone's fort to watch the reenactment of their fight with the Sioux. Then one.. read more

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Added on July 21, 2013
Last Updated on July 21, 2013
Tags: cross, religion, native-american, shape, poetry




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