Saturday, May 5, 2018

Red for all the Broken Hearts

First Nations Dancers


rhythmic feet
dancing at the powwow,
red thunderbird
on her black robe

remembering
a sister, a cousin,
a mother, a daughter,
the painful past
that set them walking
along the highway of tears
on which they
disappeared

wear red today
for all the broken hearts
for all the lost dreams
for all the families grieving

rhythmic feet
dancing at the powwow
remembering
those who once
were here

wear red today
for all the broken hearts


Today  we are to wear red in awareness of over a thousand missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Four commissions have not brought any answers or resolutions. The movement's facebook page is here.


5 comments:

  1. a thousand missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Four commissions have not brought any answers

    There seriousness in solving 'aboriginal issues' is common the world over. No one seems to care!

    Hank

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  2. I wear red in my last name! Best color for good fenshui too.

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  3. one missing is one too many ....

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