Song for the Sisters in Spirit

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Social Justice, Songs, Women's Issues

Song for the Sisters in Spirit

Tune: America the Beautiful

Now here we stand on Native land

to protest every rose

who was adored and died, ignored —

a crime we now expose.

We call upon authorities

of every kind and creed:

Step up and do your duty to

investigate each deed.

When they were lost

their lives were tossed

away like falling leaves.

No searching parties far and wide

would happy ends achieve.

We know too well these women died

because we don’t respect

the choices and the pain of those

with whom we don’t connect.