They Have Always Been Here

They have always been here
Faces that don’t look like us
Voices that don’t sound like us
But we kept them far away
We hid them from our children
We hid them from ourselves
We kept them from the light
We knew this was our land
This was our world
Now we see their sin
They wouldn’t stay out of the light
They wanted things
They wanted things for their children
They wanted things for themselves
They have always been here

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