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The Cherokee Has Spoken

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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 11-06-1999 03:31 PM       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

The Cherokee Has Spoken
~Marge Tindal~1999

I stand and gaze over land my forefathers trod.
They walked with spirits I have known.
Moccasin prints in the grass below my feet.
I walk with the vision of their gods.

From the North I feel the cold, cold wind,
and from the East the rain...
I know the setting of the Westerly sun,
and the land of the South calls my name.

I do not need to see them,
only to believe they are there
I am compelled to seek those spirits
and to surely hear their cries.
This is the land the Cherokee walked ...
This is the land where I'll die.

And in my passing I,too,will leave
stories for those to come.
I'll tell the tale of the Cherokee ...
on the setting of my sun.

The tears have fallen,
the deeds were done.
I cannot change the legends of time.
When the freshwater pools are salted with tears
I'll know that this is where the Cherokee died.

Into the final longhouse
I will enter with pride.
For where the Cherokee walked the trails ...
I will surely reside.

And those who follow these paths
will know the truth that I say,
I am one proud Cherokee
well past my dying day.

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1 posted 11-06-1999 03:38 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Hmm, I haven't been at open for a couple of days and this is the first I read and it makes me quiet. Beautiful ! : )
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2 posted 11-06-1999 03:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

I enjoyed very much.
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3 posted 11-06-1999 04:08 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Absolutely Beautiful!

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4 posted 11-06-1999 05:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful, Marge. The pride of your heritage shines brightly through this one!

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Denise

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5 posted 05-17-2007 01:29 AM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

"I am one proud Cherokee
well past my dying day."

Dear Marge, my hero!!!
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