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Buffalo Spirit

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Enotneicna
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0 posted 01-18-2000 09:32 PM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna


An intentional military stratedgy nearly annihilated a species,
Whose migration shook the plains like an earthquake.
And the resonance of their sheer numbers
Was thunder upon the land.

Hunters left in their wake,
A battlefield strewn with corpses;
Skinned and left to rot on the plains,
By the hundreds.

Pelts were sold in mass quantities.
Mountains of bones collected,
Trophy photos taken.
Aren't we the proud hunters?
Look what we've done!

But this strong spirit endured and survived!
I have gazed into the eyes of this gentle spirit,
And seen the power and majesty there.
And I have wept for the folly of the past,
And I have asked this spirit to forgive.


 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


© Copyright 2000 Sharon Lee Wilcox (Enotneicna) - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-18-2000 10:22 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

Enotneicna-

And the rumbling of the hoofs
tells us that the great ~spirit~
of buffalo ... has returned to
show us the ways of forgiveness.

Thank you for a wonderful look
at a part of history told in your
gentle phrases.

Wado
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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2 posted 01-18-2000 10:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very excellent writing, Sharon.
Paul Hoekman
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3 posted 01-18-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

The Spirit
lives and grows
and flows through
within and out of
every living thing
and seen mostly through
the eyes connected to
the heart where love grows
and begins its flow
and I love the buffalo.

Wonderful
and
WELCOME
have not seen your work YET

Earthman


[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-18-2000).]
Denise
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4 posted 01-18-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Powerful poem, Sharon. Very well done!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 01-18-2000 11:36 PM       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

Excellent!! A very powerful piece of writing this is....welcome to passions, I'll be keeping my eye out for more  

 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
Enotneicna
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6 posted 01-19-2000 01:47 AM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

Thank you all.
Sometimes when I write.......like when I wrote this piece, my soul feels ancient.  And when I read what I've written, I have to ask myself, "Did I write that?"  
It all comes so effortlessly.
Thank you all again.

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 01-20-2000 02:11 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Wonderful!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


PhaerieChild
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8 posted 01-20-2000 02:58 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Excellent imagery!!! Can hear the thunder of hooves, thousands strong, across the plains. Very well written. Welcome to Passions and will look for more of your work.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


 
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