Little One(Revised)

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  • ApaqRasgirl
  • Back online after loosing internet for a long time. I am very happy to finally be back with all my friends and I hope to de writing and posting soon. Love Asha

Little One(Revised)

Little One

Follow my footsteps, my little one.
I will teach you the ways of an Indian's son.
Listen softly the drums of heartbeats of two become one
Hear the flute of the gift, Great Spirits pure hearts beat in unison

Walk softly and quietly my son, and
I will show you the path the great buffalo run.
Feel their strength flow in your veins
Mother Earth has provided the chosen one

Stay in the shallows when you come down here,
so as not to scare the little deer, and run
Drink of her waters, silently flows clear in your hand
Refresh your heart from Mother Earth, be one without fear

A knife and a bow are the weapons of your people, my son,
no need for the white mans guns
Head my lessons of this earth, to kill food for you family, in their time of need.
Mother Earths gifts to you, never forsake, greed will find stomachs
of babes empty and bleak
Eat of the meat, with hunger, cover with the hides with cold
Never for anymore, forsake always greed, it will only leave you to grieve

Quiet, my son, and listen to me, our people are strong, but they will not always be,
as strong as now, in their time of need.
Chosen hearts free of selfish need, with her love to keep you safe
Pray to the Great Spirit and he will gift you Her guidance, to all your needs

Hush, little one, and listen to
me.

turtle 1999 ©
Beaver Tree Originals

Revised from original poem 'Little One'
If only we could turn back time and live that way again.

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Stryx commented on Little One(Revised)

07-30-2010

You did it again with this one, dear heart. Three or four words used over and over do not make for good poetry. Yet, once again, it communicated.

ApaqRasgirl

07/30/2010

thank you for that sweet comment. I try very hard to get them right. love asha

Madelynn commented on Little One(Revised)

07-28-2010

John and I just hit this one together- we completely agree that this is a lesson that should ring in the ears of not only 'the lil' one', but also to all of mankind! Dead on point, we love indian-folk style art. So much spirituality in all they are/ were, and represent! Thank you for this poem truths, written with such spirit!!-John E.& Maddi

ApaqRasgirl

07/28/2010

thanks to you both for that wonderful comment, this was an old one that i revised, and the original is also posted here, down lower on my list....I am happy you all liked it. love asha

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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