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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 11-06-1999 01:58 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

[b]I Am Cherokee...[b]
by Marge Tindal 1999

The blood that courses through my veins
Runs true to the Cherokee.
I am the blood of my people.
I am Cherokee.

The trail that my forefathers walked,
Saturated in their tears,
The trail has become my trial
I listen with their ears.

I heard the wailing of the Cherokee
Proud of the salty tears,
I cry the tears of the Cherokee
Even after all these years.

I walk the trail that they cried,
I hear their voices frail,
I bear the blood of the Cherokee.
Damn this worthless trail.

'Trail Of Tears' of the Cherokee,
Long remembered in shame.
I cry out for the Cherokee.
I wear the Cherokee name.

Hear me loud and hear me clear,
No head hung in sorrow...
For I am the proud Cherokee
Waiting for tomorrow.

I will regain what my forefathers lost.
I will stand and show my pride.
And all the spirits of the lost Cherokee
Will be standing at my side.

I am the proud Cherokee.
You'd do well to remember my name.
In the name of all Cherokee
My rights I do reclaim.

<~~~~~~~~~~~~~> I am Cherokee.....
<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> I am Cherokee.....
<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> I am Cherokee.....


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© Copyright 1999 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-06-1999 02:06 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

This is excellent!

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Marge Tindal
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2 posted 11-06-1999 02:29 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

Thank you, Watcher666. Am new to this forum and would like to come again. Thanks for having me.

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3 posted 11-06-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Wonderful poetry...and your formatting adds to the intensity of the piece. Welcome to Passions, we are glad to have you. I look forward to reading more of your work!

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4 posted 11-06-1999 09:35 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, this is certainly an excelent introduction to your work. You are a welcome addition, Marge.

By the way, Marge, to print in bold, use < >instead of [ ] and, also, /b inside the <> cancels the bold effect.

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 11-06-1999).]
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5 posted 11-06-1999 10:12 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Enjoyed the poem Marge. My aunt is Cherokee and has talked of the Trail of Tears.
Very nice work.
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Yes, very nice, Marge!

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Denise

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7 posted 11-06-1999 07:58 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This is absolutely beautiful. : )
vlraynes
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Marge-
  well, look what i dug up in the ruins.  
  what a wonderful tribute to your
  Cherokee heritage...i share that
  heritage with you, my friend.  
  don't know alot about my Cherokee
  ancestors, but i've always been proud
  of the Cherokee blood in my veins.  
  love this, my Cherokee friend.  

  love and hugs,
  -vicky




"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."
-vlraynes


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9 posted 08-15-2001 11:57 PM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Marge, pride in our heritage is such a beautiful thing. I loved this.

Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life.     a brand

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10 posted 01-27-2009 01:59 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Marge's first poem shows the pride she had in her writing and her heritage, and felt it needed to be posted again.  Rest in peace, Willow White Feather.
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AAAIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

thump/thump

Marge understands.
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May your spirit forever walk the Cherokee trail in Peace and Harmony.
We will never ever forget you, poet-friend Marge, Willow White Feather.
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