poMotion poetry

I’m a killer too…

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You welcomed the devil
Dressed as a Christian soldier, he slew you

Illini’s death for the Detroit skyline
Cheyenne Dog Soldier your echoes echo
Colorado plains where your women & children fell
Tobacco and holocaust
Selling exodus in a map book
500 Nations like 52-card pick up spread out in reservation camps

Apache guerrilla in the heat & night
Pure nationalists toiling evolution
To bloody the cross in the name of Constitution
Utes tricked and strung along with Crows to kill among killers
Killers in blue
Dust rising, sword hurling, muskets mowing
Oh Osage, Navaho, Hopi, Sioux I’m a killer too
Born in the age of oil and crude
I’m a killer
A killer
I’m a killer too

By Israel Bayer

Written by lickmypoetry

May 29, 2010 at 10:49 am

Posted in poem, poetry

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  1. phenomenal image i remain impressed

    julie mccurdy

    May 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm

  2. Woah. This is a strong one. The irony and futility of trying to undo things that are already done. The Native connection is a particular draw for me as is the self declaration in the ending images. I’m a killer too. Thanks for this one, Iz. Sue


    May 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm

  3. […] poem, or two, alright, three. I like the second one the best. And, that’s […]

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