who resides on the earth;
what would life be worth?
from her womb
the children spring.
It is she who should be honored
not beaten or killed;
not to be left
found in a field.
The carnage has not ended,
as you clearly see;
as evil men continue to walk
Thousands missing or murdered indigenous women continue to be snatched away;
by an acquaintance they knew,
or someone common but strange;
as the collective voice of the few,
falls upon the deaf ears of the many.
It is you, indigenous woman
who are to dignify your value
and no one,
absolutely no one
has the right to take that from her.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
O’ Canada, you can’t deny the genocide; 3,000 women died.
Probably more than that.
This is dedicated to the missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada.
A special dedication to the families, and their communities who have suffered such painful losses.