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Prairie Dog and Buffalo
by <tapster@mindspring.com

Prairie dog and buffalo roamed northern
plains
tiny and large enjoy days in copious
innocence
until poison, arrows, and bullets took
control
more animals forced to lose sanctified knoll

Faint smiles, funny faces and mounds kiss sun
inhaling what's left of their home as they
wait
for more men in government uniforms to rush
in
those we vote for murder indiscriminately

Insurrection comes as we lie down peacefully
near satiated buffalo on large lonesome plain
horns curved and ready, fat prairie dog paw
nibbles on grain of sweet Mother Earth

Staring back at atrocities, they have no
power
they are more victims, more innocents
ready to withstand onslaught of modern man
waiting to disappear like those before them

2000 By Diana Moreton.

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