An American Contradiction

August 15, 2010
By ThisBreRulezYouSonnn BRONZE, Wake Forest, North Carolina
ThisBreRulezYouSonnn BRONZE, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all--
Into each life some rain must fall,
some days must be dark and dreary.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


Britains found new land.
They gave settlers a helping hand.

But then we turned away from them,
And we tore away their limbs.

The Natives were on our side.
They fought with us, and saved our lives.

But then we turned away from them, And we tore away their limbs.

We stripped men and women from their Mother Lands.
Their sweat, blood, and tears were on our hands.

But then we turned away from them,
And we tore away their limbs.

We took off their chains from off of the ground,
But our laws and fears made SURE to keep them down.

But then we turned away from them.
And we tore away their limbs.

One of them stood and said, 'Enough is enough!
Your killing are children and burning our stuff--
Our homes, our kind, but where are the cuffs?
Our time has now come--
Witnessed by God, Above'

So then they turned away from US.
And they tore away OUR limbs.


The author's comments:
I put a loooot of symbolism in this story. Hopefully, you'll get the moral ;)

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