Cherokee Prayer


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This poem, just came to me out of no where. Perhaps its the Cherokee blood that runs through me. Calling on me to honor my heritage. I would like to think so.

Cherokee Prayer

Oh Great Spirit
Father of my ancestors
Grant us the wisdom
Of the ages

Teach us to walk lightly
Upon our mother earth
Guide our footsteps
Through the paths of life

Help us to see
With eyes of the eagle
That man is not judged
By the color of his skin
But by the goodness
Of his own heart

Give us tolerence
For the white man
Who burns our villages
And rapes our land
He who takes without asking
Until all is dead and barren

Let us not fall
Into the depth of ignorance
Where the mindless dwell
Forever lost in darkness

Send us the wind
To cool our brow
And the rain
To quench our thirst

Provide us with food
When we are hungry
And shelter
When the storms blow

Look kindly upon our people
For generations to come
Until we rest peacefully
With our ancestors

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tierra7 commented on Cherokee Prayer


an Exceptionally Beautiful piece!!! I could connect w/it ...thank you for sharin' you did a brilliant job, and ...a good start in keepin' the blood flow of the Cherokee Nation alive in your Heart...Namaste Tierra@}-'-,

HopeOhlarik commented on Cherokee Prayer


Good poem papa. I hope the Great Spirit does what you have asked.

JanetGunn commented on Cherokee Prayer


Beautiful poem! Deeply spiritual, into the heart of truth. I love it.

REGINA2 commented on Cherokee Prayer


This is a beautful poem, lonewolf, and truly touches my heart. I rate it a 10.

shywoodrose commented on Cherokee Prayer


love this! "why must yo take by force that which you can have for free by love,"

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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