‘Y’-All Are Illegal

by Samuel De Lemos

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The definition of
illegal alien,
rings with smoldering
irony when it’s spoken
as a pejorative in Arizona
and California.

It’s hypocrisy to
Tell the brown man
he’s trespassing
In Nuevo Mexico,
When it’s known as
New Mexico to us.

“Illegals”
is yelled mostly
from white faced,
flag waving bigots.

Even though,
The red-man was here
long before the white
man came to murder
their buffalo and put
the natives in
perpetual
chains.

I was elated to see
a Native American
scream back
At those flag waving
“American bullies”—

‘Y’ all are
the illegal ones here!
We didn’t invite you
or your white-man diseases.
Nor did we want your train
tracks cutting through
our hunting grounds while
you massacred our
innocent babies.

The question remains—
who’s
really illegally here
and truly an alien,

when
the remnant of
the dispossessed
still the
Native American holocaust
remembers?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2utsjsWOWUA

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