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Indian Ink

“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes enchanting melodies!
Voices falling from the sky
Rising hymns release ancient demons that cling to the soul

The darkness dwells under gentle moonlight
Ancestors of the Spirit World,
Exposing Indian hands that weave native smoke into the air
Their spirits taunting burrows from the muddy Earth
Moccasin makers rise from underneath
Guardians of dream catchers
Smooth thread from the outer edge, bowing heads.
Luminous gems of ivory,
Chasing a florid kiss.

Through the winds of enchanted drums, voices cry out for rain.
The hollow chimes mesmerize  
An ancient rage begins to flare
Stale madness, 
The spears of the perfumed buffalo skin pierced my senses
Removing the veils that cover my eyes
The hands that cover my ears
Washing the scalp that bleeds on my face
They collect tears from memories of the past.

KINDRED IN EVERY WAY!

Raven silk braids, feathers fall from my hair.
Dancing in a horrid hallucination of Peyote,
Waking up from the “American Dream.”
Holding out my arms, I am free, I can fly.

I AM A BIRD!

By; PD

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  1. Date: 7/6/2015 7:01:00 AM
    Lovely poem, Linda. Great images. Especially love "Guardians of dream catchers".

  1. Date: 6/30/2015 2:38:00 PM
    Beautiful...

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 4:54:00 AM
    i ENJOYED YOUR POEM VERY MUCH! INTUITIVE!!

  1. Date: 5/8/2015 3:22:00 PM
    GAAA! makes me want to run and hide. i can see how this would appeal to the American Indian. seems to embody the traditional belief systems and culture

  1. Date: 4/10/2015 8:10:00 PM
    Great piece with strong spiritual emotions capturing the beautiful imagery and quite inspiring it is too in its journey through poetic verses. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 4/8/2015 1:34:00 PM
    Love this one , My journey has come full circle to now working with angel healer ,m I saw the wolf when we had our truck accident I didn't think we could make it alive but tired wolf eye the silvery fir and age of it I see it in times when I am in heavy thought close now with momma I feel it is my one of my dads, not sure but he speak I just see his mouth in my dreams, but see it a lot last few years. I love the roots the whole heart soul

  1. Date: 4/6/2015 12:50:00 PM
    Inspiring poem! Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 4/5/2015 10:24:00 PM
    Your picturisation is so vivid friend :) I could sense those roots, even from the opposite part of the world, I felt my presence amid that "autumn mountain scene", could hear "chanting".. that "whisper". Great!

  1. Date: 3/30/2015 3:27:00 AM
    i can really sense a connection to the eternal spirit from your poem. nice work LOL

  1. Date: 3/28/2015 5:01:00 AM
    Mesmerising !!! How divinely talented. Indulged myself reading it over and over again.

  1. Date: 3/23/2015 4:28:00 AM
    This is a very breath taking poem.. its very nice

  1. Date: 3/10/2015 9:31:00 AM
    Hey Linda, stopped by for a visit and read this deeply introspective poem from you. I love your passionate expressions. Wonderful imagery too! Be Blessed, Neva

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 12:41:00 AM
    Lots of great images and insights in this poem Linda. I love the second stanza.

  1. Date: 2/15/2015 1:47:00 AM
    Very nice.

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 11:47:00 PM
    Waking up from the “American Dream.” Holding out my arms, I am free, I can fly..Most amazing feelings. Loved the whole reading. Good Night Linda

  1. Date: 1/17/2015 10:07:00 PM
    Truly an amazing poem that is going into my fav's right now Linda. One of your best! #7++

  1. Date: 1/16/2015 3:10:00 AM
    Wonderful poem in which a glorious picture is painted with dazzling colors. An outstanding poem it's. I missed previously to read it and enjoy it. You are holding a sweet baby heart which is free and fair to all. God bless you always for your Diamond pen of golden ink. Loved always, my *friend,bl

  1. Date: 1/14/2015 4:32:00 PM
    Hello Linda, I would just like to thank you for that great comment you left me and this inspiring work! I love this poem! It is very creative and seems like you spent a lot of time on it. I love your poem and would also like to thank you for writing it. I love to write songs and you have inspired me to write a song about the American dream. Thank You so much again for this great inspiration and for your wonderful comment welcoming me to PoetrySoup! Thank You again! Your Friend, Scarlett Rollins.

  1. Date: 1/11/2015 1:06:00 AM
    Wow! Excellent poem. I'm adding it to my favorites.

  1. Date: 1/9/2015 11:14:00 PM
    Beautiful verse it creates a vivid picture of of what was sacrificed for " the American Dream" I am in awe. Thank you Shane

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