Thursday April 03, 2014
'Monster' by poet Dennis Saddleman: 'I hate you residential school, I hate you'
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In May of 2013, Dennis Saddleman spoke at the Commission. The B.C. man performed some of his poetry, something he says has helped him heal.
"I hate you residential school, I hate you.
You're a monster.
A huge hungry monster.
Built with steel bones. Built with cement flesh.
You're a monster."
— Excerpt from Dennis Saddleman's poem, 'Monster'
Listen to Dennis Saddleman's powerful reading of 'Monster':