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Michael
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0 posted 10-08-1999 12:20 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

TRUE AMERICAN

We see you sitting, dark and silent,
War paint on your face.
Time for words is far beyond you,
Rage now sets in its place.

You cry out in anger for your people,
Yet most have tasted the great wrong.
A few remain, but we shun the pain.
Refuse to dance the white man's song.

We loved the land they stole from us,
As our spears fell to the gun.
Now we watch, silent, from the shadows-
That the bloodline may still run.

We never learned the modern language,
Though our words may come the same.
Ambush lies upon the tongue,
The pale man's false words bear no shame.

We are your people, we hear your cry,
It falls not on deaf ears.
But we hold clean spirit, we hold our pride,
And we've passed the time for tears.

For the white man is now the drunken fool,
We've nothing material left to prey.
Now the U.S. Government is stealing all from them,
In the true American way.


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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.


© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Dragoness
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1 posted 10-08-1999 12:25 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Excellent poem! Mind If I share this with a few of my Native friends??

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

DreamEvil
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2 posted 10-08-1999 12:37 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Righteously written my friend. The worm turns as do the tides of time, we have come nearly full circle.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Michael
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3 posted 10-08-1999 02:31 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Dragoness, you would be doing me an honor to share this with your Native American friends. That is most assuredly who this was written for.

Dream, indeed, we have nearly discovered the meaning of "manifest destiny".

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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.


Toerag
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4 posted 10-08-1999 02:53 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

A very sad saga of reality.....

We were riding along in the car on a plateau in Colorado, going to Aspen. We saw something up ahead on the roadside. It was an Eagle, the symbol of American freedom, feathers rumpled, standing in a dirty patch of snow, hitch-hiking. I doubt this will make sense to many, but I do believe it will to Michael....
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 10-08-1999 06:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael,
It is an old, old story and has been repeated beyond count and as long as we exist
will go on. But your poetry is new and I enjoyed it.
freespiritfem
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7 posted 10-08-1999 06:44 PM       View Profile for freespiritfem   Email freespiritfem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freespiritfem

I am very touched by your very true words,thank you Michael...

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Paula Diane S.
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8 posted 10-08-1999 06:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

How very true, Michael. What goes around comes around.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

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10 posted 10-08-1999 09:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

No words can do justice to the wrongs inflicted on the true Americans. It is a spot of shame on our nation that can never be erased.
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 10-09-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wow...well done Michael!!
JennyLee
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12 posted 10-09-1999 12:19 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

As this subject is very close to my heart and my heritage;it made me very sad. I have seen life on a goverment run "reservation"
It is full of hopelessness and hardship. My Grandmother escaped, but many in my family did not. Your work, as always is impeccable.

Jennifer

[This message has been edited by JennyLee (edited 10-09-1999).]
RainbowGirl
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13 posted 10-09-1999 04:33 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Michael: Tradition and heritage seems to have lost all value these days...

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Christopher
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14 posted 10-09-1999 05:29 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I'll just add a well done, as your words have said it all Michael.
 
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