Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Children of Wars, Pawns and Victims of Genocide
By Toni Truesdale
To speak of an advanced society,
What would one say?
Would one talk about superiority
Or the human heart’s capacity
For a compassionate society?
What then is the true name of Manifest Destiny;
That murders indigenous children, physically
Or steals and binds them psychologically?
And, how does one justify war?
In the name of territory,
What kind of values would that be;
In a spiritual society?
or, does one want to simply protect progeny;
To allow them to inherit property;
In an established hierarchy?
If one leaves behind
Shards of children,
Is that called a legacy?
T.Truesdale copyright 2010