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Innocent Children Lying Dead

July 1, 2021
Indigenous Children in front of a statue of Egerton Ryerson
Two young children sit next to shoes left in front of a statue of Egerton Ryerson, who was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Indian Residential School System. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

A day to reflect 
a day to stay focused 
on tomorrow 
making it better than yesterday. 

The hurts, wrongs and harms
done in the name
of a God 
that would not condone 
such tragedies in anyway. 

Fill your heart with love
fill your soul with remorse 
for the small
innocent children lying dead
in shallow, unmarked graves 
undiscovered
til just yesterday. 

They had done no wrong 
snatched
from their mothers and fathers
one terrible
fateful day. 

Send support
for survivors that made it thru 
endured torture, harm unmitigated pain 
for no reason
not ever, not never
in those horrible years
terrible days. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

2 comments

  1. So sad

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