by Shannon CrossBear

Let us weep

For what has been done to the children, to the mothers, to the fathers, to the sons and daughters

Over generations, across continents and oceans

in the name of the Doctrine of Discovery

Let us weep 

And with those tears nurture right relationship

Remembering what it means to be a human being, a good relative,

Where difference does not mean division

Let us weep

Into the rivers and streams, water the earth with our tears 

As we recall that we are all related, we belong to each other,

The tree, you, me, 


Until we weep

We are destined to repeat

That which has been done 

Let us weep

And heal as we discard the last domains of the doctrine of discovery

And embrace the doctrine of recovery.

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