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The Ojibwa

^^^^^ My people, the Ojibwa, fierce and strong A people of stories and myths and knowledge On birch bark scrolls and stones their history told And I, a mere Ojibwa girl, write stories . . . The early Canadian explorers wrote of our warriors . . . ". . . strong arms held bows, arrows and clubs, their bodies tattooed in various fashion and design, faces painted and noses pierced, majestic feathers" Eventually, they stole our lands . . . So, I tell my stories, I dream my dreams of a time past . . . There Upon a sheer and rocky cliff The Appaloosa horse of many colors stands majestic There Under the blazing blue sky An Ojibwa warrior looks at me with great love There In the air and wind that roars His feathers earned in acts of bravery quietly move There Nestled in his strong arms My turquoise and glass beaded dress sparkles in the sun There Below the Ottawa River thunders The vast lands of Canada stretch to the horizon There Above in that perfect sky Eagles soar together as a symbol of Ojibwa unity There In the imagination of an Ojibwa girl The only sound the wind that moves those feathers Today, the majority of First Nation still live on reservations . . . ^^^^^ May 24, 2013 Narrative For the contest, Poems About Nationality

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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Constance, beautiful poem, full of wonder and spirit and pride. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Well written. Congrats on your win Costance. AO

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 3:36:00 AM
    Excellent imagery and emotion. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:43:00 PM
    congrats on Your Nationality poem. NATE

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Wow,, this is what i call poetry, wonderful to read to be taught, and see the pride in every single word...

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Oh, what a powerful and inspirational write about a native tribe, First Nation! I am thrilled to have had the chance to read this dynamic and wondrous poem this evening! What a delightful piece you have written my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:26:00 PM
    A lovely and Beautiful poem, dear Constance. It is going into my favs. Sadly, the majority of First Nation people here also still live on reservations. Obama's healthcare plan, is to make this First Nation people pay for their healthcare. This has never been done in the US before, and it seems to me like just one more thing we are taking from them. Love and hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:24:00 PM
    awesome write, my friend. Love to you and those cute kitties x