Survived depression through books & life
is loved. Deloria’s God is Red
cited Luther Standings Bears strife
of the arrival
of the foreigners corrupt deed
and their roots had no spiritual
foundation. The Wanapum Smohalla. Dreamer.
Used their own words against them
to tame a foreigner
representative and created Non Treaty power
and near century after that
Hank Adams brought back a similar power
within Trail of Broken Treaties proposition.
It’s Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
that led for self-transformation
and showed that words can break
institutions of colonial decay
and Edward Said’s prose on how a exile can speak.
Fanon, Marx, & Guevara also known as Che
liberated the mind
while I was broken yet free.
Like Bunchy Carter
I may predict in a poem
the end of my hour
never that. The Revolutionary Suicide
of Huey P. Newton connected
Geronimo Ji-Jagga, Mumia,
& Shakur family tree of resistance,
and brought back to purpose
I started to see elegance
and books pushed me through strife
a dreamer that survived depression
and love the life.
by Tyrone Ross Thompson “Kuni” NiiMiiPuu Wyampum