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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 10-08-1999 12:58 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin


Infamy

Can Justice see beyond the Chestatee
to farther-reaching border knobs of slate,
where the Oostanaula turns toward Tennessee
and graves remember Andy Jackson's hate?
Bluecoats herded on a trail of tears
the patriarchs of peaceful Cherokees,
farmers one and all for countless years,
victims of a greed their homes to seize.
Those who fought to keep that deeded them,
like sickly livestock, buried where they fell,
no rights at law, with none to dare condemn
that white man's land-grab as the vilest hell.
Where Georgia hills once rang to cries of gold,
blatant murder echoes won't grow cold.


--HA
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Poem From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm

© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
Isis
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1 posted 10-08-1999 01:24 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Strong piece my friend. I'm Australian but we too have a part of our heritage we're not at all proud of.

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How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool?
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Denise
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2 posted 10-08-1999 08:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

We have much to be proud and ashamed of in our history. I'm afraid the future will be no different. This is a very masterful use of words to describe this insult done to an innocent people.

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Denise
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3 posted 10-08-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent work, friend. Not enough can besaid of this travesty.
H. Arlequin
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4 posted 10-09-1999 11:38 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Hi Isis, Denise, and Balladeer!

Thank you for your taking the time to comment and for the thoughtfulness of your responses.

smoooooooooooches


HA
Nan
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5 posted 10-09-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...and may we never forget

Nice work HA
John Yaws
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6 posted 10-09-1999 11:45 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

In the words of a friend of mine: Excelsior!

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~GS~
John Yaws
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7 posted 10-09-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

In the words of a friend of mine: Excelsior!

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~GS~
H. Arlequin
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8 posted 10-10-1999 01:29 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

smooooooooooooches darling nan!!!

Hi John!!! welcome, my friend!!!!


excelsior, HA
 
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