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© October 18, 2006, Roy Stucky

Tears for my totem
Runaway tribe.
Although out of fashion
The nihilist lied.

The lodgepole has toppled and rolled down the hill.
Vultures are waiting to feed on the kill.
The public's too scattered to find their way home.
Even gray wolves must now travel alone.

Tears for my totem
Staggering tribe.
We're dressed for distress
With pursestrings untied.

Oligarchies bend the mind,
Leave my people going blind
Power palmed by very few
Who decree what's false and true.

Tears for my totem
Runaway tribe.
Pleasure and treasure
Are empty inside.

Lessons drawn from others' pain
Meet today with crude disdain.
Traps already mapped as laid
Snap off limbs with borrowed blades.

Tears for my totem
Staggering tribe.
Our wilderness wander
Chose the wrong guide.

My people think their wish is law
But blinkers mask the lethal flaw.
The lender liens our land today
And one day he will make us pay.

Tears for my totem
Runaway tribe.
What's sad is the ease
With which the dream died.

 
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