Forces in victory
The stories from the vanquished
Are forgotten and vanish.
The views we are seeing
Are mostly European.
Hidden away from bookshop shelves
Lie tales no one tells.
Ask the Herero people how European's tried
To rid Africa of them in a genocide.
Voices call for a British spirit
With only room for whites within it.
Recollections of the Blitz mentality,
Overlook the inequality
Suffered by men and women of the Caribbean.
The British West Indies Regiment was seeing
2000 casualties in World War One.
A war you'd think only the white man won.
Had no sympathy
For dark skin.
Unknown the numbers of black deaths within
Nazi camps of concentration
Or Germany's policy of mixed race sterilisation.
African American GI's suffering a disparity of executions
Compared with whites (who also did the shooting).
Two thousand women of the Maasai
Told by courts that they lie
When claiming they were raped
By British soldiers in their own state.
Stories which lack prominence.
Many through a lack of evidence.
Yet one thing we know of western cultures
Is they document facts like data vultures,
But still we have to push and prise,
To open the truth of history's eyes.