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The Tribe Of The Lost

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broker6
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0 posted 11-30-1999 10:31 AM       View Profile for broker6   Email broker6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for broker6

The Tribe Of The Lost
by ©Richard Budig 1998


I am Fallen Eagle
Spirit of a warrior
Who has no resting place
Trapped in space and time
On this sacred mountain
With the wandering spirits
Of my lost and lonely brothers
Brothers whose bones
Were taken from hallowed places
By grave robbers and scholars
Who thought it right and just
To invade the places where we slept
The same thieves who thought it right
To take our lands and our dreams
Little more than a century ago
So now I gather here with the lost -
Braves with names like Blue Elk
Running Ten Bears, Long Wolf
Walking Bird and Standing Horse
Each of us is different from the other
Some are from the great Crow Nation
Others are battle hardened Apache
And still others are gentle fishermen
And yet we are all the same
Together we are a new tribe
The tribe of the lost
The tribe of the sorrowful
The tribe that never sleeps
And each day we gather
This council of the lost
To add our voices to the wind
That whispers above our mountain
Oh Great Spirit
Hear the mournful cry
Of me
Fallen Eagle
And this council in the sky
Let our people go

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1 posted 11-30-1999 01:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is excellently written. The wording is right on and the flavor and atmosphere of the subject matter is not compromised. Very, very well done.
RSEvans
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2 posted 11-30-1999 02:09 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

I love this!!! Very authentic and mornful. True to the Indian spirit and the souls on behalf of which it was written. Good job!

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Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 11-30-1999 02:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Well written.This must be tribal week! And I'm enjoying the subject matter so much.
Elizabeth
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4 posted 11-30-1999 10:38 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

I too enjoy this subject...this makes me proud to have some Native American blood. Exellent work!

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*Krista Knutson*

"When you start falling, who's gonna catch ya? I'm willing to betcha, it will be me." ~Faith Hill: It will be me~

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5 posted 12-01-1999 07:14 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We have a tendency to forget - how short a time span has actually passed since this travesty befell this country. A century is a very brief time indeed. Thank you for the reminder...
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6 posted 12-01-1999 07:20 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

Richard - May the great Spirit of the Cherokee join with yours in song and lift your spirits high.
Fallen Eagles will soar again.
Peace and love.
The joy in reading this piece is a reminder that will stay in my heart.
~Marge~

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7 posted 12-01-1999 10:07 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

I could almost herer chanting as i read this. excellent.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


 
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