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Nation Of Red

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Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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Nation of Red

Born into this world close to the land
Raised with the conviction from your birth
Knowing that the spirits are close at hand
From your ancestors, elements, and earth

Your strength comes from your belief
In the power to draw from life
All the elements for pain as from relief
All the powers to aid in your strife

Nature's powers are yours to restrain
Use her powers with care and respect
You praise and offer honor to all you gain
While the rest of the world can only reflect

You have taught well all those who care
You have suffered much to those of greed
The pain beginning when you came to share
At the hands of those jealous of your breed

You are the pure and the strong
You are the living among the dead
You are the right and the wrong
You my friend are the nation of red


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Janet Marie
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1 posted 06-23-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Mark,
this is PERFECT!!
wow, i love this poem...
I LOVE anything to do with the amazing
spririt of these proud people..
you have written an EXCELLENT tribute to them
and the rhyme scheme is poetry in motion...
suberb writing...this one goes in my file...
take care, jm
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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Janet Marie--So happy to hear that you liked it.  I wasn't real sure about this one.  
passing shadows
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very nice, hit close to home...I loved it too!
Tennessee Angel
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4 posted 06-24-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

This piece is full of strength!  I admire a poet who uses his gift to stand up for those who have been hurt and taken advantage of in the past.  Wonderful poem, Mark.  

--You can either take me as I am...or you can watch me as I go.--
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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passing shadows-- thank you and I hope the home part is a happy place in your life and not one of pain or hurt.

Tennessee Angel--I try to write from the heart and this is one area where I have a strong conviction from.  Thank you for your words of praise.
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MarkB~
O'siyo !
Wonderful tribute to proud people.
Enjoyed your thoughts.
~*Marge*~


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Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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Marge-- glad you enjoyed them.  I am on my way to read one of yours right now.  There are so many great works in this forum that it is hard to get to them all.  Thanks for sharing your comments.
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I am finding myself a slave to your writing, I cant seem to get enough, I will follow you and your writing. . . until we read again!
 
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