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The Trail Where They Cried

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Romy
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0 posted 09-20-2000 11:29 AM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

I was looking for ideas and I noticed Sunshine's request for a new challenge and Marge's response and found it an interesting subject.

Having recently moved to North Georgia, I was intrigued and saddened by the history of the Trail of Tears.

My poem is about the Cherokee rose, which is now the state flower.


Along the thousand -mile trail,
of death and misery,
growing wild and prospering,
the rose of Cherokee.

Its petals white and innocent,
created from the tears
of mothers, torn and suffering
to calm their anguished fears

The center gold, reminds us
of  four thousand people lost,
traded for the precious metal
sought at any cost.

On each stem are seven leaves,
for every Cherokee clan
raided, and then sent away
by those who raped their land.

An answer to a fervent prayer,
the ground began to swell,
and soon there was a lovely rose
for every tear that fell.

And now it dances in the breeze,
surviving all these years,
to honor those who died beside
North Georgia’s  "Trail  Of  Tears".


  





Kethry
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1 posted 09-21-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Debbie this is good, but you should talk to a moderator about getting it moved to a forum where people will read it.
Kethry


"It is the image in the mind that links us to lost treasures;
but it is the loss that shapes the image,
gathers the flowers weaves the garland."-
Romy
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2 posted 09-21-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Thanks Kethry,
I guess I thought that this was where the challenges are supposed to be posted! How do I have it moved?
Romy
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since 05-28-2000
Posts 1226
Plantation, Florida


3 posted 09-21-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Thanks Kethry,
I guess I thought that this was where the challenges are supposed to be posted! How do I have it moved?
Kethry
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since 07-29-2000
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Victoria Australia


4 posted 09-22-2000 02:59 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Yep. this is where challenges are posted, but most people post the poems written on a forum where others can read them.At the top of each page there's an underlined list marked Moderator's with two or three names after it. you can double click any of those names and it takes you to their email or you can email Ron. Ask them to move it to a forum of your choice and they should do that. If you don't have any success email me and I'll try to walk you through it.
Kethry
Romy
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5 posted 09-22-2000 08:19 AM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Thanks Kethry,
I wondered why I hardly ever see the end result of other challenge poems that people say they are going to post!
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6 posted 09-23-2000 01:19 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

Debbie~
My sweet friend ...
this is lovely and has such meaning to me.
If you'll visit my web site you will find
one that I also wrote entitled Cherokee Rose.
I am so familiar with the area you speak of
in Georgia.
The Trail Of Tears is a subject very near and dear to my heart.
Are you still trying to get it moved to
perhaps the Open #9 Forum ???
I'll contact moderators who will gladly help you do it.
Thank you for this beautiful render of love.
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Ron
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