Antonino, American (1932 - 2011)
A world Traveler who paints
many of the places he visits. Retired president International
Tire & Wheel Corporation, Long Island NY, is a published
Poet & Song Writer. His "Peter in Black and White"
is in the Collection of Peter Max.
The following poem is from his book "The Unlearned Poet"
As Native Americans were steadily driven
Their Vast lands
Their forests leveled
Their rivers and lakes polluted
Their buffalo decimated
Were plagued with strange new diseases
Were goaded into Wars of attrition
Were misled by false treaties
Were confined to small Patches of territories Referred
As we continue to foul and destroy
Will be confined to small Patches of land
That will be our