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Occupation Hazard

An original poem by Trudi Blue/BlueT

Occupation Hazard
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There's a burnin'
churnin'
brewing inside
the core
culprits trying to hide
the uranium treat
one can feel the beat
of the Lakota heart
there's a burnin'
churnin'
inside out
the Black Hills shout
one can hear the echo cry
of an Eagle sigh
the uranium fix
killing the natural mix
of the Spirit Sacred Land
there's a burnin'
churnin'
inside out
the people shout
occupation hazard at hand
NOW the heart beat
of the Lakota
shall pump
the spiritual red blood
through the veins
of the Black Hills
because uranium kills
Lakota medicine
is Sacred
a stop sign
a red light shine
a Lakota occupy
they always have
and always will
their heart beat
can't be beat !
give it up
you culprits !
occupation hazard
watch your move
the raptor watches
moves about, soars above
and protects
the Heart of Lakota Land.
The Paha Sapa.

Trudi Blue/BlueT   copyright    2007.

Mission Statement

"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests