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"Talking with the Spirits”
And elders passing


High atop the sacred mountain,
My memories run freely, like waters thru a fountain.
Surrounded by beauty, in awe of its grace,
Thanking the Great Spirit, for saving this place.

Land where once the might buffalo roamed free,
Now fenced and wired, as far as the eye can see
Rivers ran wild and free, and held many a salmon bed,
Now are dammed for electricity, polluted, stagnate and dead.

The beaver, the bear and the antelope, they use to all be free,
Now all in a zoo somewhere, caged up for all to see.
Where have all the forest gone? The trees that stood so tall.
Vanishing from mother earth, listen to her desperate call.

What about the eagles, the ones who ruled the skies?
Are they to but a victim, another of the white mans lies.
You took from us our homelands, and promised us we’d be free.
Like everything else you promised, this I’ve still yet to see.

My painted face a symbol, of who I use to be.
Like the bow and the arrow, just another broken part of me.
I’ll leave this earth forever, to ride the gentle breeze.
To sit among my ancestors, the Navajo, Crow, Apache and the Cherokees



Dedicated to all the tribes who are still forced to live
out there lives on the baron lands we call
“Reservations”



------
STEVE E. POORE


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The following comments are for ""Talking with the Spirits""
by POISON9901

Spirits
This has always been a sore spot with me...For years I was in a Native American group...although I had no Native blood in my veins...I was accepted into that select group...I was even in a native wedding which is pretty much unheard of ...they were a good group of people...and didn't deserve the things they have been put through...One was taken from his home and put in an orphanage and was beaten when he spoke in his native tongue...My heart goes out to these proud wonderful people.. Good write...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: April 28, 2006 )

Spirits
Nitz,, thanks for the read, and the comment. I to have felt ashamed for this travisty that still has yet to be righted. This is just a small way for me to show my gratituded and thanks for the many contributions that were still made to our culture regaurdless of the damage and the suffering we have imposed on them.
Poison

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: April 28, 2006 )

talking with the spirits
good.

( Posted by: unseenwriterx [Member] On: May 3, 2006 )

"Spirits"
thanks

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 3, 2006 )





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