Chicano Poet

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving 2004

Mr. Bones and Henry
share this Thanksgiving
with us.

As a family
we have much
to be thankful for,

food on the table
and good health,
but, as a nation

we have
nothing to be thankful for.
One thousand

dead American soldiers, so far,
nine thousand
wounded American soldiers,

and on the other side
tens of thousands dead,
including women and children

who could not dodge
our democratic bullets
spreading freedom all over Iraq.

It’s the first Thanksgiving
and we slaughter
all the Indians.