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Ghost Dances
Arrangement and Score
By Robert Rilling
A tribute to all Americans
BigFoot would take his children…
and camped at Wounded Knee..
lightning had shown him where to go…
Long knives had caused much sorrow…
hunger and Misery
the blood they spilled had made them free.

By the Pine were Dancers..
Go blind so you can see..
Great Spirit, heed my call
Ghost Dances set them Free

Father, I come before you..
my broken arrows bleed..
show me the way and see me through..
mother, I cannot believe..
they kill with no decree…
Brother, come with me..

Through the clouds they came..
Go blind so you can see..
Great Spirit, heed my call
Ghost Dances set them Free

*A true ritual in which the dancers see visions*

Robert Rilling

© Copyright 2004 Robert Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Welcome to Passions.  Do I know you?     What's really neat, Robert, is to see that you and I haven't forgotten our true passions.

So glad to finally have you aboard.  You're really going to enjoy the folks, too...
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Welcome to Passions...what an amazing first post, that has sparked my interest....I hope you will find this a second home....

~~**~~
le vent chante avec le calme doux
calme de nuit
sien beauté sur mes lèvres
~~**~~

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nice write

Welcome to Passions!
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By the Pine were Dancers..
Go blind so you can see..
Great Spirit, heed my call
Ghost Dances set them Free

Father, I come before you..
my broken arrows bleed..
show me the way and see me through..
mother, I cannot believe..
they kill with no decree…
Brother, come with me..

Through the clouds they came..
Go blind so you can see..
Great Spirit, heed my call
Ghost Dances set them Free
==================================


You've written a wonderful tribute to the Native American spirit and traditions.
Welcome to Poetry Land ...so nice to have you join us here.

I love you more the further I go ...
before this existence ... you were always here inside of me.

Nelly Furtado

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I felt like I was out there dancing as well - Welcome to PiP, Robert - This is a wonderful place where you'll no doubt find a very comfortable niche in short order.  I enjoyed this piece, and shall anticipate much much more from you...
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Fagin,
   I enjoyed this immensely.  My husband finds such spirituality in drumming and my son, soon to dance...  

My favorite line was the one about going blind so to see

Great poem!  Says alot...
        Sadie
  
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WELCOME TO PASSIONS ROBERT!!
I am so very pleased to read you here.
Fantastic entrance post you have gifted us with.
I look forward to seeing more of your work.
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

~ Trace my body with your words,
  in doing so, you touch my heart ~

MERCURY
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Wonderful imagery

nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


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Welcome...
talent does run though families...

*s
M

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The Great Spirit moved through you and into your readers! An impassioned write!

Welcome to Passions! A fine debut on this sea of blue!

Warm, welcoming hugs,
Earth Angel
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As spirit brought words to pen the vision they give is powerful and heartwrenching....Magnificent writing...
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I enjoyed this very much... welcome to Passions! *S*
scorpio
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right...there


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Welcome to Passions Robert.  Your first post has whet our appetite for more. Well done.

believe in what your heart feels...

iliana
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Robert, welcome to PIP!  This was such an appropo poem for today -- really well written -- and I really appreciated it.   .......jo
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Excellent write.  Enjoyed the read.
JL

She said: ”You look cute in the dark.”

Dark Angel
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Hi Robert, enjoyed your poem.. nice work.

Welcome to Passions! I'm sure you're gonna love it here

Maree.

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colours, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

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Ah yes, another good one from the lyricist. I would suggest to everybody to take a look at robert's poem in Critical Analysis as well.

and i'm certain that if i drive into those trees, it would make less of a mess, than she's made of me...

Sunshine
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Yep, m'dear, I'm afraid you're going to have to come up with one or two more lyrics.     And what a compliment from LucidityNow!
Martie
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Robert

Welcome!  So glad to be able to read your words here!  Since Karilea is my sis, I guess that makes you my bro.
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im just repeating everyone else, but this poem certainly sings.....reaching ancient places in us all.
kayjay
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Welcome aboard.  You show a passion for your interests that will continue to shine.  KJ
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Robert~
Welcome to our ever-growing circle of poets, songsters and friends~

A stirring piece~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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welcome to passions, and thanks for bringing a true passion. cant wait to read more.

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Well...I know I'm not the only one waiting for an encore!

'Bout time for another from you Robert.
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