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A heavy sadness
Sits
On
My heart
After
Witnessing
The pain
Planted
Centuries ago
That
Continues
To
Be
Harvested
With
Each life
Cut down
Like
A weed
In
A poorly tended garden

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Inspired by the haunting stories shared at the Sisters In Spirit vigil for murdered and missing Aboriginal women

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The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will conduct an inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women in the new year.

CBC News: Missing aboriginal women prompt UN letter – http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/12/13/pol-un-aboriginal-women.html

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There is never
A single story
Though
There may be
Common threads
Weaving
Fragile tales
Together


To
Secure them
Against
Wickedly spoken words
Pushed
Across the air
By
The force
Of
Vicious verbal vents
To
Break
The spirits
Of
Storytellers
Before
The history
That lives
In soft sounds
Can become
Permanently
Imbedded
In
Our souls

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Inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk: The danger of a single story

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