A massive genocide

Dedicated to the Native Americans

One hundred million Natives
Their genocide was massive
A genocide patent
You legalized a criminal fact
A nation you created
You was never belated
Distribute your green card
So easy not too hard
Then give a citizenship
To eat your chips with dip
You have stolen the land
Legalize your theft pretend
Democracy is a name
Human rights is a game
Your wars are still declared
Licensed and affirmed
Attacking every life
Stress, lament and strife
Surplus production of wheat
You burn and never eat
High prices to maintain
More riches to gain
Hungry people starve
To death while you still carve
To pay the costs to treat
Obesity to defeat
It your fatal greed
With medical inventions indeed
Treatment reaches an end
But you can never understand
Greedy intake once more
Back to where before
You cannot stand on your feet
Obesity you can’t treat
You reached the mortal stage
The end of imperialist age
People are now aware
Your system is unfair
Unfair for one and all
For both elder and small
Modern toxic consumption
It is nothing but a function
Your money will multiply
And mothers will all cry.

From: 
An original poem in English by Nada Amine Awar


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ABOUT THE POET ~
I am a female poet, and a writer in Arabic and English. I am also an independent environmental awareness specialist and activist since 1992 when I assisted Dr. Mohammad Khaowli who was the chairman of Geology department in the American University of Beirut to collect signatures for the petition that was submitted to the UN so that the first UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) could be held between 3 June and 14 June 1992 in Rio.., Fourth of January, 1957 I was born in Quarnayel, Lebanon. Being an only daughter among three sons, gave my whole life an aromatic taste., I got a master degree in political science from the American University of Beirut. Mahatma Gandhi is the only politician I follow and respect. Gamal Abd Nasir is the only Arab leader I admire., Rabindranath Tagore is my spiritual master. His poetry, writings, music, and universal thought is a real fountain for my spiritual uplifting., Chief Seattle’s “Message To the Modern World” broadened my views and deepened my interrelationships with Mother Nature and the GREAT SPIRIT., John Lennon is my daily friend. I recognize his song “Imagine” as my national anthem., I am a fan of Yoko Ono; I appreciate what she gave to the “whole world” through her love to John., I believe that the cosmic law is the only law that any creature must follow in order to understand the simple truth of life and death: that is another form of existence.