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Cherokee Maiden's Tears

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Cherokee Maiden's Tears

Glistening, gleaming, long black braids
streaming down her slender back
bronzed blade of disrobed shoulder
where she carried secret knapsack
there, to cool pooled water's shore
to sit, to hold in limbo her trust
there willow whispers nevermore
tears shed from shamed disgust

quit herself of native camp,
distanced she from warm fire
maiden Cherokee thereby sought
to drown her fierce and inner desire
to sooth her wearied nerves and then
to purge away the thought of him
O she the maiden Cherokee sought
to fight this, the love he brought

White Man, a terrible plight
ravaged her heart this very night
blues eyes spiked her eyes of coal
spears thrust to her very soul
sought she by the cool pool's shore
to douse this lust forevermore
willow whispers nevermore
but fire ravaged her very core

slipping into the water's abyss
fevered dreams brought no bliss
mind rampant of White Man's kiss
no good could come of this
Mother, Father would then decline
to call upon Spirits of Indian kind
to shed their daughter of this descent
into Hell's gate she was bent

Cherokee Maiden's tears then fell
into the pool and there still dwell
for maiden she gave up to him
and in dark of night, they still swim
under caliginous sky and pool's haven
meet the White Man and Cherokee maiden
there circles can be seen on pond
where their love lives on and on.


~ Dedicated to Marge Tindal ~
~who has become more than a friend~
~but a kindred spirit and special soulmate~

©Karilea Rilling Jungel
10 September 2000
© Copyright 2008 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-08-2008 05:13 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Bright and Sunny Karilea!

This is an Excellent piece-- Love is a strong force. It can never break apart.

I bet Marge Tindal Will love it!


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I've learned so much from my friendships here at Pip. This is a lovely dance of two beautiful spirits!

*thumping my chest* in salute!

pass the peace pipe...
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3 posted 08-08-2008 07:56 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I love this. It's full of beautiful angst...(I hope that made sense)

I always love how smooth your poetry is
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Sunshine, this is such a beauty... I must let it come back to the light...

    

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5 posted 08-09-2008 03:07 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
there circles can be seen on pond
where their love lives on and on.



You have touched this topic with beauty and delicacy, dear Karilea.

A wonderful read.

Love,
Margherita
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good read
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A beautiful poignant poem here Karilea

you have written it well. much enjoyed.

A big hug dear lady and take care.

Lindsay
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8 posted 08-10-2008 02:43 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Karilea,

You swept me away with this one.  Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.  Very beautiful writing, lovely one.

xoxoox
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I know Marge will love this Karilea. How could she not?
                                  Ida
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And so Sunshine brings true love to life and shines the wonder of that on the world!  Beautiful and meaningful write, Karilea.  


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11 posted 08-10-2008 05:51 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Karilea~
I felt the pages blue calling out to me ...
arise did I from sleepy bed
to come and read this poetic bliss
a fine tribute to the Cherokee Maiden fair
tenderly touched with inking kiss~

Thank you so much~

I am of my people proud ... and in peace abide~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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Now I haven't been able to visit for awhile, and lookie what I come back to find.
A perfect polished jewel, which I shall tuck away in the most sacred places of my heart that I can come back to feel this peacefulness each and every time that it is needed.  Love this Mommak.  
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The first name that came upon me was Marge,
well do KJ...we know she loves this from
you.  good story
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The title drew me in and I am glad it did.  Very beautifully written and of course a fine dedication as well.  I very much enjoyed.
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This is beautiful, Karilea...
and the perfect tribute to Marge...

Hugs to you both...

"When the power of love overcomes the love
of power the world will know peace."
--Jimi Hendrix

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And now, Marge, you are indeed at Peace.

Love you, Lady.

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