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Trail of Tears
by Robert Allan Williams
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
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The Cherokees asserted their rights:
"We have legal title to land".
So Andy Jackson plotted to break the law;
The Army would give him a hand.

Andy Jackson told them to go
But the Supreme Court told him "NO"!
Andy Jackson said "I don't care what you think!
I will bully them like a foe".

Like a plague Andy came at them
And the Bill of Rights was trampled.
Ten thousand Americans were killed walking;
Their liberty dastardly culled.

If liberty's still crying there,
Look at a twenty dollar bill.
You'll find the author of this heinous story
Without conscience gloating over his kill.

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Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 2/10/2005
old andy was a product of his times, and the trail of tears a devasting event to red and brown peoples of that time. the numbers vary, but the true magnitude of the crime stands. an indignant evocation, poet.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/6/2005
a very well written poem of "historic" significance ...
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/5/2005
Heartbreaking, shameful facts presented masterfully in this well written poem! Thank you!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/4/2005
i have so much to say on things of this nature
but you my friend have said it all!!!
tragic!!! true!!!
and lets just see how long the lies will go on
thanksfor putting yourself out there
excellent write!!!
Reviewed by M. B. 2/2/2005
This is a dynamic and compelling way to tell the truth of a tragic time in history. A very graceful rhythm and well worked rhyme. :)
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 2/2/2005
Thanks for sharing this poem
very powerful
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/2/2005
Well I never realized until now that it was Andrew Jackson that started this trail of tears and some of my forefathers walked it.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/2/2005
we ought to be ashamed of ourselves for treating the first americans this way. appalling! but still a very good write; thanks for sharing!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/2/2005
We talk strong about the injustices around the world, yet we don't acknowledge the genocide this nation practiced on its own people.

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