Lament of the Taino Man

by Stredwick


The Lament
of the Taino Man



 



They came to our lands



Searching for far away lands



We gave them food and water



From our land of wood and water



2



Then they returned to take away our lands



They brought their plagues to kill us



Their diseases are foreign to our lands



Their plan was to get rid of us



3



We know that was their plans



Because we heard them talking



And making plans



Yes we heard them talking



4



About taking away our lands



Putting us to work the lands



To make them rich



And when they get rich



They would depart these lands



5



They have gotten rid of my people



Through their plagues and their cruelty



                                                               My people could
not stand their cruelty



We had no weapons to fight these people



6



They’ve wiped us out



Several generations of us



Who is to tell our story but us



 Sadly, our conquerors have wiped us out



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