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That I sit in this studio, is because "Sendah" came to me in a dream.

"Cheater" said he would cheat me out of a good life, if I did not paint him.

Cautiously I tried, but could not do him justice.

Always when he looked, he took a color away from me.

Ninety times, Soon I was left with just carbonated charcoal.

Now he had stripped me of my expression.

Oral voice had taken my joy in vermillion.

Nightly. he split in half, my face, and wrote war on my forehead.


I was torn and angry.

I sketched him and he was immortalized, but I kept it.

He had nothing, but effort to look at. 

entered in Native American Ekphrasis contest
The poem is divided because the first half is Acrostic

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  1. Date: 7/1/2009 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.. very nice poem

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 11:55:00 PM
    Congrats on your succes in Abe's contest Sandra Rgds Brian.

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 8:52:00 PM
    A deserved winning, my dear Sandra! Great Tribute-Ekphrasis-Acrostic! Enjoy the Honor! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 2:23:00 PM
    Hey - I just sat back down here to congratulate YOU! Well deserved congrats yourself on an outstanding write! I knew this would be a winner for sure. Love rereading it. Hugs, miss you, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 2:23:00 PM
    Such an interesting twist, Sandra...well deserving a win in this wonderful contest! Congratulations to a talented poetress!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 12:10:00 PM
    Sandra, congrats with your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 10:41:00 AM
    congratulations you have won 4th place in the contest."Native American Ekphrasis"(t.c. cannon) Thank you for supporting my contest. ..........Alopez

  1. Date: 5/29/2009 4:23:00 PM
    i would have to agree with Senduh custer did rob his nation of a generation. but there are many custers still in this world at war right now. just because you don't read about them does'nt mean they wern't censored or the details redacted. evil stil exist. jhl

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 5:55:00 AM
    Wow, love your imagination, and this goes deep. You are so brilliant! Love it! Good luck! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 5:26:00 PM
    Awesome poem about a very intriguing painting! Very nice, Alexandra! Love, Carolyn