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Ancient Warrior

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Ancient Warrior

I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their tears two hundred years like rain. 

Your sad brown eyes, reflecting now the sky
I see the wings of eagles flying by
Beside you stands an Appaloosa mare
Her spirit one with you now over there.

You hear the drums, they bid you to come near,
Your spirit drawn the beats they ring so clear.
Song like prayers are chanted through the night,
Calling you come, and help them end their plight.  

You’ve heard sad cries and now stand at their side,
You join the prayers with both arms open wide,
United spirits sing until the dawn,
When in the fire’s flames a golden fawn.

Remembering a smile crosses your face,
When tribes were one with Mother Nature’s grace.
The lakes and streams flowing with waters clear,
Flow sadly now, the planet lives in fear.

The weightless feathers that adorn your head
Your tribes grey future weighed you down instead.
Now breathing deep you smell the winds of change
While here on earth your people rearrange.

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
10.21.2014
Giorgio A.V. Contest 
Iambic Pentameter 
1st place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 6/15/2016 8:13:00 AM
Had a very lovely time reading this.. I loved the theme and feel of it..
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Date: 12/27/2014 6:29:00 AM
A most enjoyable read, and well deserved winner.
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Date: 12/26/2014 9:19:00 PM
BRENDA, CONGRATS on your win, in Giorgio A. V's contest... Take Care ~LINDA
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Date: 12/20/2014 3:03:00 PM
wow, way to place high in a contest, Brenda. And what an amazing poem for native americans.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/22/2014 6:09:00 AM
Thanks so much Andrea.
Date: 12/19/2014 10:07:00 AM
I like that there is so much feeling here, as I think there should be for such a topic. Very much enjoyed reading! Top congrats to you.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/19/2014 11:39:00 AM
Thank you so much Isaiah.
Date: 12/18/2014 6:46:00 AM
Love Brenda you deserved the win. Congrats.This "Ancient Warrior" belongs to all ages. You are a blessed poet.Your poem rightly says that the indomitable spirit is the essential constituent inherent in men.Great message. hugs!-rajat
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/18/2014 8:16:00 PM
Thanks for your complement Rajat
Date: 12/17/2014 5:20:00 PM
Way to go on this contest, Brenda! I love how smoothly the lines roll off the tongue.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/18/2014 8:13:00 PM
Thanks so much David
Date: 12/17/2014 7:55:00 AM
Congrats Brenda.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/18/2014 8:12:00 PM
Thanks Rob
Date: 12/17/2014 4:44:00 AM
Beautifully written poem, congratulations on the first place win, Brenda
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:57:00 AM
Thank you Dr. Mehta.
Date: 12/16/2014 7:55:00 PM
Many congrats again Brenda:-) Hugs jan x
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:57:00 AM
Thank you Jan.
Date: 12/16/2014 4:48:00 PM
I wish I could fav this one again!
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Date: 12/16/2014 4:46:00 PM
WOWOWOW, Brenda you are the top gun. Congratulations on your first place win!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:56:00 AM
Thank you so much Maurice.
Date: 12/16/2014 3:24:00 PM
Brenda another great win, I need to put you on speed dial,lol Congratulations
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:56:00 AM
Thanks Robert.
Date: 12/16/2014 2:25:00 PM
A great poem and win. congratulations.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:55:00 AM
Thanks Joyce.
Date: 12/16/2014 2:19:00 PM
Way to go Brenda, congratulations!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:54:00 AM
Thank you Richard.
Date: 12/16/2014 1:44:00 PM
Wow! Brenda, big congratulations to you! We share the podium once again in the same day! I love your warrior poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 6:54:00 AM
Thank you so much Sandra.
Date: 12/16/2014 1:28:00 PM
You stand taller than your pairs,congrats Brenda;love, pecks ,kisses and huggs
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Date: 12/17/2014 6:53:00 AM
Thanks so much Kayod5
Date: 12/13/2014 8:27:00 PM
Beautiful painting, Brenda. Blessings dear friend and 7
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/15/2014 3:48:00 PM
Thank you Eve
Date: 12/3/2014 2:53:00 PM
oh Brenda this is exquisite you paint him so perfectly sublime poem hugs 7 + fav
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/15/2014 3:47:00 PM
Thanks so much Shadow.
Date: 11/17/2014 10:36:00 PM
Awesome words you have here. I hope you won with this :) going to favs !
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Date: 11/17/2014 8:40:00 AM
Love the historical imagery, a fine creation.
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Date: 11/13/2014 11:10:00 PM
I really like the history here, and how it was poignant and personal at the same time.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/15/2014 3:47:00 PM
Thank you Ingvar
Date: 11/10/2014 9:36:00 PM
Congrats on a great write and the win as well. I thank you for this tribute to Native Americans, the people of my grandfather.. A super 7 on this gem and adding this one to my fav list..
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/10/2014 10:50:00 PM
Thanks so much Robert. I'm glad you like this.
Date: 11/4/2014 8:38:00 PM
Congrats on ur awesome win Brenda! Very heartfelt and emotive write!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 9:41:00 AM
Thanks Dr. Sharma
Date: 11/4/2014 6:44:00 PM
A very moving and heartfelt poem, Brenda. Congratulations on this beauty!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 9:41:00 AM
Thank you Carrie
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