Assimilation

Take the baby from her mother,
take her sister and her brother;
give them homes that you deem better,
she’s a heathen, you can’t let her

raise her children in conditions
you deplore. Erase traditions,
change their names and style of dressing,
making sure they feel each blessing

of the “Truth” your culture teaches,
though your arrogance impeaches
every segment of their history,
keeping ancestry a mystery.

Take the babies from their mothers
take their sisters and their brothers
Raise them well to suit your vision
and fulfill your righteous mission.