Homage by Jasmine Cochran

Homage 

This land is ours too, because of you 

Your red rivers fertilized the land of the free 

Because, still a stranger, you made home from hell 

And conceived our culture from remnants 

 

This land is ours too, because of you 

Dreams ascend, fortified with dignity 

Infinite glories our victories foretell 

From fortitude birthed in your descendants