A Day for Gratitude (and Greed)

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In a hushed and reverent tone
he asked us to bow our heads
in gratitude for those who sacrificed
so much for our prosperity.

We took a moment to remember
those who lost their lives and
their land to the invaders
euphemistically known as settlers.

We whispered muted prayers
of thanks to those who lost
their lives and liberty to traders
paradoxically called masters.

We mumbled appreciation
for those who acquired
resources from abroad while
posing as freedom fighters.

We thanked Providence for all
the blood shed on our behalf.
We raised our heads with ravenous
relief and set tooth to bone.


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Randy Horton

Thu 26th Nov 2020 18:38

Thanks for the comment, MC, and, of course, the winners write the history.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 26th Nov 2020 14:51

To the victors, the spoils.
An axiom throughout history. The onus is on the victors to make the world a better place: sadly, not always in evidence.

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Randy Horton

Thu 26th Nov 2020 11:31

Thank you very much, John.

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John Coopey

Thu 26th Nov 2020 09:44

Wonderfully understated, Randy.

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