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Sequoyah

"Talking Leaves" fasinated Sequoyah
A Cherokee who accomplished great feats
In noble deed stands tall like a sequoia
Though lame fought beside Jackson no defeat  

Success in battle 'pon warrior's horse
Winner in defeating illiteracy
He had an alphabet to endorse
After ten years effort deliberate

When his enlightment brought light, joy flowed
Then the Cherokee printing press spread news
Knowledge spread and troubled brewed discord sowed
The beginning of the "Trail Of Tears" diffuse

Sequoyah intelligent lone warrior
Battled to make his tribe superior

Sponsor: Shanity Rain
Contest: Native American People
Written: November 12, 2013

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 4:58:00 PM
    A terrific poem, Sara! So well done! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you very much for the kind congrats on my poem!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    This is a winning poem , I hope you know , I could have given so many 1st place, it being my 1st contest , we learn through pain and happiness. I was gifted with this write, and now am just seeing whom sent it ! after the dust has settled . It is a Favorite and another I struggled where do I place it ? It WINS!!!

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 9:54:00 PM
    Sara, lovely winning poem... Congratulations... luv~ Linda

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 4:57:00 AM
    interesting take Sara often civilization does do harm take africa beautiful thoughtful pen Ty for visiting my work Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:28:00 PM
    This is a very inspirational poem, Sara, and very informative! I really enjoyed the read. Terrific work! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you for the wonderful comments, as always! :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:47:00 PM
    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Great work hete Sara; giving an insight much into the percieved strength and weaknesses that can drive people to achieve so much..'

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Sara..this is awesome and a sure winner.such an informative write.thank you...enjoyed it very much

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:52:00 PM
    An excellent write for the contest Sara xxx

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:46:00 PM
    part of an early Jonny Cash song i had on record 33...the talking leaves.... "where red and whitemen lay all around, the white mans talking leaves" Sequoyah produced the Cherokee alphabet......I liked his " i will tell you buster i aint a friend of Custer," John Cashs...we had his 78 records at 1950 on the radiagram...played loud too: used to get asked at school to play different titles for the distant neighbours :}

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:37:00 PM
    You have captured the true spirit of a people most spiritual, very well done Sara, blessings Carl

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:25:00 PM
    This is a brilliant and sentimental write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this evening! You have portrayed a wonderful entry into the contest Sara! What a terrific piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Very interesting and nicely written, This could well be the winning entry. Well done Sara....peter

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:43:00 PM
    very deep Sara, a true warrior also makes peace.... good luck in the contest...LINDA

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Hi Sara, A most creative tribute poem.. Ken

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Greater feat than knowledge one could never find! Wonderful work, Sara. Good luck!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Sara! I felt as if I was transported into an alternate universe filled with fearless men and noble actions.