Below is the poem entitled Crazy Folk which was written by poet
Ryerson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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It's never explained
why she and her son were spared
in the raid on their homestead
It drove her insane
and her boy became a mute
She sent him off with Johnson
Now she was revered
as 'big medicine' and 'touched'
by the Great Spirit to walk
in the unseen realm
Living in parallel worlds...
One of the chosen people
The Crazy Mountains
in the state of Montana
were named in honor of her
by Crow Indians
Repect the mentally ill
(They may know something we don't)
***The 'crazy woman' from the movie Jeremiah Johnson - 1972
with Robert Redford, Will Geer and Allyn Ann McLerie as the woman
The movie is based on a true story