For What, Because Why?
Twelve years young
Two long braids neatly hung
Piercing brown eyes
Heart of gold and soul that's true
Comes upon a group with no clue
"Go back to the rez"
Says the prejudice
"You are not welcome here"
The hateful unaware
Of how much their slander penetrates deep
Emotions inside, she cannot keep
Treated as if not human
Less than because of her skin
To those who are the ignorant
That judge another
Think that one is better
Forgive my rant
but go on - this can't
To those with ancestors
Who roamed here first
Please trust that although
There are idiotic hounds full of hate
There are others full of love
Your journey and struggles
I cannot begin to understand
But please know that I stand
No one is deserving of discrimination
Deeds of hate and distaste
Where does this hate come from?
"Stereotypes are there for a reason"
Ignorance leads to insolence
Striking others down to lift oneself up
It's fucked up
That can't see past their own ass
Only seeing their misguided perception
Full of misconception
Kids locked away
Parents with no say
Dilapidated land given
Partitioned to pitiful plots
Basic human rights forgot
As some are still caught in a draught
With no clean water to drink
Worse yet, it shatters me to think
Of the daughters, mothers, sisters
ignored on the Highway of Tears
How many years must this systemic racism continue?
Why did those wicked bullies make the innocent girl cry?
Spouting unwarranted words
Is it to bolster oneself higher by driving down the other?
Why is there such a need?
I plead to look into ourselves instead
Understand the fear and hate is mislead
Tell me what I can do
To stop this imbalanced state
To cease all this inequality and hate
Can we not recognize
We are born into our lot
Situation given, we choose not
The choices we make now define us
We can choose to seek the ugly in ourselves and others
Or choose to find beauty in ourselves and others
We can choose to hate
Or choose to love
I choose to love