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Decolonized Mind

Updated on February 6, 2013

I ain’t gotta know why things I say need to be said

I ain’t gotta know why these things jolt and jam my head

I don’t mean to need nourishment, water and air

I ain’t gotta acknowledge, respect or even care

I ain’t gotta fall down, never needed to stand up

I ain’t gotta try or work, have a home or sober up

I ain’t gotta go to jail, ain’t gotta steal or give

I ain’t gotta pay taxes, die or even live.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Yes, I agree.

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      RodneyBlaec Rainey 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Thank You so much, Mrs. Brown for taking the time to read and comment and for the wonderful link. The way I see it, all peoples were indigenous once. In a sense, Jana-Rae Yerxa has something very precious that those of us whose lineages were colonized hundreds or even thousands of years ago just don’t possess: the tribal ties, that “…legacy [that] shines on [her] like the sun.” This is lost to the thoroughly colonized forever.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Interesting and thought-provoking with a lot of room for interpretation. It reminds me of something else I read recently, from an indigenous perspective...it's a different approach, but you might find it interesting: http://lateralloveaustralia.com/2013/03/14/the-unr...