The Great White Way

My Truth and Reconciliation

The sins of my fathers
Have visited me down to
The forth generation

My great, great grandfather, on my father’s side,
Came to shore from Scotland with wife and son
To log the area north of Ottawa
Becoming a respected Lumber baron.
 
My great, great grandfather, on my mother’s side,
came to shore from Scotland with wife and sons
To log the area and build the mills near Ottawa
Becoming a respected town official
His sons went on to mine the Hollinger, around Timmins.
 
Mother forgive them for they know not what they do

The Great White Way

My Personal Truth And Reconciliation
by John Warren

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Oh Canada,
Our home on Native land.
We lost our way
For India was the plan.
******
With firesticks and quillpens
The treaties we did make.
And as time went by
We changed our minds,
The treaties we did break.
******
Don’t cry to me,
The ride is never free.
Just remember this,
We’ve done this thing before.
Just remember this,
We’ll do this thing once more.
******
Oh, by the way.
In case you didn’t know.
It’s the Great Right Way,
We do it to our own.
******
With ballot box and news from Fox
We don’t use bones and beads.
We’ll give you now
Our housing plan,
We’ll stand guard on thee.
******
So why complain?
We’ll show you who to blame.
Trust me on this,
We’ve done this thing before.
Trust me on this,
We’ll do this thing once more.
************

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