Thanksgiving Peace

They said they came in peace

With all due respect and care.

They said they came with ease

To share the greatness of wealth.

Then He Said:
“The native peoples who lived in the hinterlands around the colony have been struck down by God, who sent disease among them, because of their non-Christian beliefs. And the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for three hundred miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not fifty, have put themselves under our protection.”

And The Other One Said:
“They are in a “fearful” and “lamentable” condition as they lie on their hard mats….what with cold and other distempers, they die like rotten sheep."

They died, not as animals,

But rather as feeling beings

Wracked by the blight brought

By ships and ravaging tides.

May every day be a thanksgiving,

May every day be a day of thought

And remembrance.

And they said they came in peace.

Susan Isabella Sheehan-Repasky

Quoted text is from

“Art Is The Perception Of An Altered Reality¬©”
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Thanksgiving Peace


Danville, United States

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In peace they said they had come, these ravagers and rapers of a whole civilization.

If you do celebrate, think about the history.

Blessing you with peace.

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