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Remembering Cherokee

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-28-1999 11:14 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Remembering Cherokee

He took a rifle in his hand
He drove the wind, consumed the land
He found the other on the field
To swifter bullet forced to yield

He pushed him back to build a place
And never looked him in the face
And never looked him in the soul
Nor tender spirit did console

From age to age and year to year
Nor helped to wipe away the tear
Nor did he look inside himself
To see history repeat itself

Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 11-28-1999 11:30 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I've seen you state the same crusade.
It is a thing that time has made.
It is, it seems a part of life,
But then that is the way of strife.
The beauty lies within your words
They fly around like firebirds.
Love your poem. *L*
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy,
Crusader I have never been
But haunting me since early youth
The yearn to learn most from life
And then crusade to tell the truth
Elizabeth
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3 posted 11-28-1999 12:01 PM       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

Elizabeth - You KNOW I like this one.
Thank you, my friend.
Do please read The Trail Of Tears ... you will understand why mine fall.
The legends are written in the blood of American Indian ancestors ... for all to know.

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Elizabeth Santos
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Marge,
Without having read Trail of Tears
Mine have just begun to fall
Knowing yours already have
And I will read the legends all
Now you've opened up a book
A whole new page on which to look
Thanks,
Elizabeth
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5 posted 11-28-1999 06:44 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

So wonderful Elizabeth! I loved both Marge's Trail of Tears and Remembering Cherokee for I loved that time in American history, as an Australian I find it fascinating.
Especially love the book and video 'True Women' about the Trail of Tears all based on fact. I watch it repeatedly find it so fascinating. So thanks again for sharing your slant on this history with one who loves it so.

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~Isis~
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Yes, Elizabeth, this is filled with truth. And beautifully done!

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Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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Isis, Thank you for sharing the book title. I think you and Marge have just opened a new world for me, of which I know little about,Thanks!

Denise, Denise! Waiting for a sonnet!
Elizabeth
 
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