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Cousin - four generations removed

E Pauline Johnson

There was once, this unbelievable Lady, of great source,
who travelled this great earth, as a matter of life’s coarse, 
carrying with her, a heritage of great, wondrous force.

To the world – then and now – she brought the word
onto two continents – Kings and Queens, fortunate, heard
of the life and times of her people and how hard
the road for many, even for this bard
who told, preformed, of beauty, degradation in this land,
told of the heroics, the genocide of the first, the red man.

This Lady, of integrity, honesty, great soul came to stand
for – what there is so little of, from mans deceptive hand 
as we trample upon much of what once was noble, human
 and the coarse, the source, the force that could make us so
humane – especially at a time in this worlds long history
where hate, prejudice, greed rule – could we let it all go ?

This was a Beautiful Lady, who performed, wrote a story

B. J. “A” 2
February 1st 2009

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 3:33:00 PM
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    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 5/20/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Judy Konos for your thoughtfulness and kind comments. As for considering entering anything I have done, in any other place than this one, I have to admit that I have not. My blog ( ) and Poetrysoup, along with daily life, keep this old man quite occupied and besides, being most computer illiterate, example can not even figure out how to put a photo on or to centre my stuff. I do believe that I have dated each entry and left my initionals. Thank you again Judy, and I will “ take care ” Bill -William J Atfield Jr – ( B. J. “A” 2 )