When the Earth is Cut

2 September 2014: Poem about Indigenous Rights and the environment:

Bushmen in Botswana copyright Survival International-1
Bushmen, Botswana © Survival International

 

Indigenous peoples were one with the land
But the earth on which their ancestors
Played and prayed and slaughtered and danced
Was ripped open by mining, left barren by deforestation

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