November 29, 2017

Nineteen-Eighty-Four
(Plus Thirty-Three)

our history is being eradicated
edited, softened and updated
the map of the road we walked
no more points to where we were
if once we who remember forget
will we be who we are anymore
or an empty people with no past
but what we’re told it shouldn’t be
blankly staring at a world gone by

our reconciliation is noble on its face
our past has at times been shameful
(although some was merely context)
yet how can our progress be measured
if we can no more recall who we were

After some of Mr. Trudeau’s recent acts