The Five Civilized Tribes



What savages were found

By voyaged Puritans

Ships coming to ground

In search of new lands


They lived a different way

Ne’er seen by Anglo eyes

And that was not okay

For we, more civilized


We pressed upon the land

A new country to build

No want to understand

The land already filled


The Creek and Chickasaw

Ill-fated Seminole

Cherokee and Choctaw

Never again made whole


How greedily we stole

With our poisoned white hands

We, of Puritan soul

Removed them from their lands


Like a hungry vulture

We took their life away

We destroyed their culture

And taught them how to pray


And though sovereign nations

Living here by birthright

Placed on reservations

So, they were out of sight


Their plight the same today

Though many years have passed

What does that truly say

To those we have harassed


We still tell the story

A Trail of Tears was shed

But won’t wear the glory

Of where our actions led





9 Responses to “The Five Civilized Tribes”
  1. A poetry touching history. Well written πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  2. yassy says:

    So sad but you are brave enough to tell it all. Your a man with a lot of spunk.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    a dark moment in our history, well captured with your haunting words.

  4. jupitergrant says:

    Bravo πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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