Mass incarceration

Free Leonard, The "Unforgotten Man"

 Titled by Dove

 

 

The case of  'a forgotten man'

 

A Native American,

 

Not perfect, by far,

 

But killed two human beings,

 

Who must have been more 'special' a man.

 

 

A Native to a country whose roots 

 

Lie in the beauty of the land

 

And once was looked after,

 

Until raped by 'the white man's hand'.

 

 

The fruited plains rolled under,

 

God 'shed such grace on thee',

 

And 'the forgotten man's' story,

 

Might never be known by the people,

 

'We'.

 

 

 

But the issue underneath remains,

 

Why, where might such a soul go?

 

Because who out here 

 

Would care for a man,

 

Who's branded a killer so?

 

Lacking of forgiveness,

 

The crimes upon his soul,

 

We walk in blameless blindness

 

With our bugles that we blow.

 

 

America so beautiful,

 

I love you so... (you know),

 

But show me of the people

 

You so boastfully bestow.

 

 

America the beautiful,

 

You take the suffering blows,

 

But when it comes to responsibilities,

 

(I wonder where it goes?)

 

Accountability no one knows.

 

 

http://www.freeleonard.org/case/

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