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Trail of Tears

Updated on August 16, 2009

About the Poem

While this poem talks about the mistreatment of Native Americans. That is not the main message of the poem.The poem is a reflection on human nature.  Throughout history and everyday life people continue to act in selfish ways that are beneficial to ones self with blatant disregard for others. This can be seen through the plight of Native Americans in our country's past.

I have recently learned the world is full of fakes and liars

Hypocrites, leeches, and greedy conspirers

All this observed from high school folks

It’s a history lesson remember James K. Polk

Reannexation of Texas and Reoccupation of Oregon

Here we go again

Forty-ninth parallel it’s boring

Somebody is snoring in the back of the class

Backpack on his back way down to his a**

Manifest destiny manifest when we

 Execute the opposition

To gain what is ours rightfully

But is it right, to have a rifle fully loaded

take life’s because of our own greed

Trail of tears Native American removal policy

1835 it was signed in the treaty

Cherokees died on Andrew Jackson’s orders to march forcefully

And how would we fill if we were mocked degraded into products

Jeep Grand Cherokee

What if it was named instead Jeep Grand Caucasian

The outrage the hoopla would be amazing

Can we care about we instead of the self-centered focus on me?

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    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Enjoyed this! I was just reading about the Trail of Tears yesterday.

    • Ken R. Abell profile image

      Ken R. Abell 

      8 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Great poetic history lesson. Thanks, Drew Breezy. Here's another book worthy of your list - "The Last Indian War: The Nez Pierce Story" by Elliot West.

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      9 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      True. It is an often over looked reality in American history.

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Great job on this revelation. Unfortunately, this country was built on the corpses of Native Americans and immigrants. The worse we can do is forget their sacrifices. Thank you for this, drew.

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