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Assimilation  
         Day by day
                  They strip away
                                            P   I   E   C   E      by     P   I   E   C   E
                                              L I T T L E         by      L I T T L E
    Who I am is being overrun

Away from MY tribal life
                   MY family
                   MY clothes
                   My language
                   MY food
                   MY rights!


I long to dance under the sun
To feel its warm rays on my body

I’m spiralling downwards
To a depth so deep
                      unfathomable
                      desolate
                      bottomless
                      barren
                      cavernous
                      unforgiving
                      sinister
                  
As I fall, I try to scream but I don’t make a sound
Even if I did, they wouldn’t hear it
In the hands of my enemies
They took everything I have and now
                                                            they are taking who I am

Is it possible to take away from someone, what they are?

So far away from my family
        Residential schools
    “Aggressive civilization”
I want to be apart
I long to dance under the moon and stars
        O v e r w h e l m   M e

What creature am I of this?
Alive?
Dead?
A sickness?
What is it that you see me as?
Humanity? What has it become? Was it always like this?
Does it change by your view, on who is considered human?
                                                                              Less then a human?
                                                                              A monster?
                                              Are   You    Afraid   Of   Us?
Stared me down with a mocking visage
                                      taunting
                                      scornful
                                       cutting

Assimilation:
Extinguish the noise
                                 But the evil echoes still
Despite the great economic boom of hte 1920s, many Canadians did not enjoy the prosperity or the good times. Group: Aboriginal people.
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robert-kim-karen Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Just, WOW.
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robert-kim-karen Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome. Powerful piece of writing.
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:iconthat70show4:
Thank you again :)
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robert-kim-karen Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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