by Larry Bowers
Children crying, smoke is rising,
Smell of whiskey in the air.
Relief check coming,
Through her tickets for the fair.
Another day on the reservation,
Remnants of another nation,
We don’t try to hide,
The scar on the face,
Of our creation.
Old dog growling, Coyote howling,
Pale moonlight shining down at night.
Once proud band, Roamed the land.
Now stuck in a terrible plight.
Another life on the reservation,
Constant pain and aggravation.
Slow death or suicide,
Only permanent cure for the situation.