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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:43 PM Dec 2015

Michael Moore's Poetic Plea to Obama: "Dear Mr. President, Please Let Leonard Peltier Come Home" [View all]


Dear Mr. President,
please let Leonard come home.
Let him be home for Christmas.
That would make my Yuletide gay.
Let his troubles be far, far away.

He has been gone some 37 years.
Just think of what he’s missed.
I want to take him to Ikea
and see if he can figure out
how to put a coffee table and matching bookcase together.
I want to take him to Starbucks
and show him the difference
between a grande and venti.
I’d like to bring him to my home
and sit with him and watch The Bachelorette
and see if he can guess
who will get the single red rose.
I want to ride the 7 train with him
and go to Citi Field,
named after a bank
that fleeced millions of people,
and show him that the Mets still suck,
although 10 years into his prison term
they didn’t.

I want to show him all of this.
Twenty women in the U.S. Senate,
an African American in the White House,
and no soda over 12 ounces in New York City.
And maybe, just maybe,
he can help us with the next Occupy,
the next battle,
to stand with the millions
who are in need of a courageous leader,
now more than ever.

Please, Mr. President,
let Leonard Peltier come home,
for we shall all bury our hearts
at Wounded Knee.

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