Oh how quickly we forget.
Whether its convenience, or guilt, I am unsure.
But if we care to look,
the evidence is everywhere.
You wonder why there is concern?
Or why you are made to be concerned?
That was an idea bestowed.
You wonder why we are criminals?
Are blood thirsty?
An idea bestowed.
You believe that we are un-employable.
Also an idea bestowed.
You believe we lack the ability to move forward.
Another idea bestowed.
You believe our culture is primitive.
That we are mistrusting of rule.
Yes, Ideas bestowed.
You are uncertain of what we are.
Who we are.
So are we.
Both ideas, bestowed.
Although we were not as ‘native’ or naive
as they thought, by their conception of those ideas;
And we didn’t lose a single battle waged against us,
In the end we were overpowered
They didn’t ‘outsmart’ us,
they never could.
Instead they had to employ more
Tactics empowered by ideas.
Employed by even our own.
And we are still dismantling those ideas today.