No longer existing

Look again at who no longer exists

Were they occupied
Kidnapped and scattered
A people fragmented
Where they murdered?

Were they suppressed?
Their language silenced
Their culture stolen
Re-branded and sold on someone else’s market.

Who authored their fate
And who dictates the history
Subjects of persecution or objects
Where your erasure is only the last in a long line of slights

Death by a thousand paper cuts
On the backs of a great storm
The children of violence are not gone
Bear witness to those who are still here

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