Oglala Lakota Nation

February 21, 2010
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These people see death every day
To get alcohol they’ll drive out of their way
They live in houses with the black mold
Some people sleep outside in the blistering cold
Only one grocery store to help them, you see
Wait, this is happening in America? This can’t be
They’ll never turn family away
But I bet they have a lot to say
They do what they can to stay warm
And they pray there won’t be a storm
With nothing there but a dirt road
These conditions can’t be up to code
They live on the Pine Ridge Reservation
The people of the Oglala Lakota Nation

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NaTivE_BeAutiE This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 6:33 pm
You have a unique, descriptive, piece!! Very true about the rez. Keep it up!
Rainey replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm
thank you very much! its always nice to hear positive comments :)
Christinephantom13 said...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm
this isn't a sonnet btw. it doesnt follow the iambic pentameter rule. basically, you need 10 syllables per line.
Rainey replied...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm
oh, well when i googled the definition because i didnt know what it was all it said was that it had to be a certain amount of lines, not syllables
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