MY LAMENT by Rane Stone

Here’s a story
I feel I need to tell
Of travesty
And human hell
Laugh at me
Like they did at Wounded Knee
But this is still
Your history

There was a way of life
Before they came
Nature’s gift
Made us all the same
And the air was pure
From all the falling rain
But the spirit smoke
Told us of the change

And when they came
We shared our peace
With pride
The laws of peace
Were then defied
The need for greed
Came with all of the lies
The plans were made
For us to die

We had shared
The things that we had known
Then they took
All that we owned
And it never, ever, ever
Seemed to change
We were called
The savage of the range

Why?
Why did you take
The land that was mine from me?
Why?
Why did you take
The life that was mine from me?

We went to war
They said they wanted peace
Then they killed my family
They spoke of God
And Christianity
Replaced my name
And family tree

And as they crossed
Our quiet peaceful ways
They destroyed
Our fruited plains
Taking all they saw
For selfish gain
Hunting us the savages

Little did they know
This way back then
That what they did
Would come up again
And that is why
I’m standing here today
To educate the American way

Now you know
Where Hitler got his cues
Look at time
And you’ll see it too
The red and yellow
Black and white in you
Murdered for religious views

Why?
Why did you take
The land that was mine for me?
Why?
Why did you take
The life that was mine from me?

In loving memory.

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