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Native American People

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Native American People

The old indian chief had seen much
fought in many a battle or raid
he had fathered seven children 
with his four fine young wives

Now he took his ease 
sat smoking his pipe 
with the other elders
spent time in dreamland

He knew it would not be long
before the great white spirit
came calling out his name
he had made his peace with all

His children and wives wept
when he departed in his sleep
they carefully dressed him
and laid him on the platform

His favourite spear and shield
thick fur rugs and some pots
his faithful horse battle dressed
some gold and his finest headdress

When all was ready the witch doctor
Set the platform ablaze with fire
wailing his wives mourned his passing
as the fire died his ashes blew away

Now in the after life
he hunts once more
riding the ghost horse
he races through the skies

10/31/2013

contest: Native American People

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  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Interesting lines penned..Enjoyed reading today..Way to go with this winner..Congrats.Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Sara nice to see you glad you enjoyed this I will be paying you a visit Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:23:00 AM
    A very nice write, Shadow. Thank you for stopping by with kind comments. :o)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/26/2013 5:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoyed my visit to your page Dan ty for liking this Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 10:00:00 PM
    A wonderful story that kept my interest all the way through! Very nicely written, Shadow! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/26/2013 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    your poem was great Kelly Ty for nice remarks Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Shadow, a wonderful winning poem.... Congratulations on the win... luv~ Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/26/2013 5:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda ty I enjoyed yours too Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:28:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. This is a finely crafted poem.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/26/2013 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and ty Moneterey Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on this fine win, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/26/2013 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Ram I enjoyed yours too Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:11:00 PM
    yay...congrats on your win Shadow :) hugs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/24/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sandra and ty dear Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:52:00 PM
    You are a fantastic story teller Shadow...congratulations on your win...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/24/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    moi? ty Donna appreciated Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Mine was about their death rituals too. Passing On of Little Bee, Ojibway, Thunder Bay [you might enjoy it Shadow] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/24/2013 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Debbie sure will read it ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Congratulations ! well deserved Win , and I am so amazed after judging to see all of the names that is indiscriminately gave wins to ! Thank-you !

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/24/2013 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Shanty firstly ty for your lovely and fun contest. also ty for my placement Shadow x smile hug
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/24/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    typo "that I indiscriminately gave wins to. "
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 3:30:00 PM
    I Love this poem, as A tiny kid I was fascinated by these beautiful people. I always felt for them, and wanted them always to beat the White man. Beautiful read Shadow, it really was...peter

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:53:00 AM
    naturally I would love this one...since a teen I was drawn to native American Indians culture, ironically my own grandson Is part of the heritage... great story nicely penned here Shadow... hope you get to feeling better soon :) hugs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sandra so do I still pretty poorly. Interesting about your grandson. glad you enjoyed Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Reads like winning material to me..I read once that the Indian said how one prepared their people for death spoke more of how they had lived than any other thing..Now so many are just sending their loved ones off to be cremated..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sad Sara it comes down to cost. glad you enjoyed Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:33:00 PM
    This is amazing Shadow, you drew me into the story. I love native artwork, I have a number of stone carvings and some pottery.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rick Ty dear happy you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:15:00 PM
    The old Indian chief is very interesting. The total fact is wonderfully worded. Fun indeed. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bl ty so much glad you like it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 12:37:00 AM
    very nicely done. Reminded me of when I saw Dances with Wolves.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea ty glad you liked it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Very nice shadow.....good luck.....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Donna and ty sry I am ill so am far behind on answering remarks. Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 2:18:00 PM
    A great tribute to the Native Gentleman. I fancy I see his horse each time when there is thunder and clouds! Thanks for sharing. Friend, JM

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/4/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you as well lol. glad you enjoyed Joseph hug Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Wow, this one gave me goosebumps. Spectacular imagery and ending!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/31/2013 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    never heard of a native man being burnt with his wife how fair is that lol
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/31/2013 11:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Karen Ty many tribes burnt their dead they believe it sets the soul free sometimes it was with their favourite horse, dog and even favourite wife Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 8:17:00 AM
    FANTASTIC! Metaphysical, spiritual, wise! What an honor for the chief! What a delight for the heavens! A 7!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/31/2013 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Demetrios I was unsure on this one so delighted you like it Ty Shadow x smile hug