that old cherokee

January 19, 2012
By AllenStovall PLATINUM, Port Lavaca, Texas
AllenStovall PLATINUM, Port Lavaca, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"two things are infinate, the universe and human stupidity, and im still not sure about the universe"
albert einstein

That old Cherokee
There once was a people who were noble and free.
Then an event happened that no one could foresee.
Men of white skin came upon the shore.
After their first visit there came more.
They brought their diseases and their guns.
These men made a nation from the many battles won.
Then as they expanded,
Indian land they demanded.
Many left the land in peace.
But the old Cherokee wanted their land in the East.
They fought for a couple years.
But they regretfully left leaving a trail of tears.
Never again will their people be free.
Because of pale skinned from across the sea.

The author's comments:
this is one of the two poems that i have written about history. my ultrally awesome history teacher Mrs. Hawes inspired both of these so props to her

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on Feb. 3 2012 at 8:03 am
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

~Luara Moncur

wow this is so sad but so sadly true...and i can almost relate to the cherokee in a from hawaii and the natives were overpowered by the british and over threw our princess. Crazy, true and sad...this poem is very good.


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