Removing art does not erase history,
Art is not a bullet,
The concept of slavery was horrid!
Started not in America,
Came with imagrants,
When I was a small girl,
Mom took me to see her aunt and uncle,
We went to Des Moines Iowa,
I saw Roman art for first time,
Women with no arms,
Mom say thats history,
Books told me it was art.
In a bathroom in the museum,
This little Iowan girl met her first black woman,
I wasn’t being funny,
Not was I being rude,
I tolf her, her face was dirty,
Mom tried to explain I’m sure,
I’m sorry I never got to tell her I was sorry,
I still am sixty- three years later,
Art helps teach,
Like a book,
Theres a room in New York someday I want to visit,
See some people think Jews aren’t like them,
Some people worked their hardest to erase my grandmothers ancesters,
I don’t want those shoes tossed,
Never forget horrors done to races,
If these s sculptures are tossed or
Or hidden from view humanity will forget!
Forgetting allows history to,
Look at the countrys who for a thousand years fought,
Our children are still being lead to belueve Christopher Columbus discovered America,
I always wondered how was something found discovered?
Native Americans crossed the Bering Straights some five thousand years ago,
Stop the distroying,
The removing of all American history!
For children’s sake!