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Arikara Born

I like many others have lived in our dreams In this world where I lived amongst forests and streams Where the Great Plains stretched and our rivers flowed If you could see through my eyes, how my tribe glowed Born from my mother of Arikara descent My father a Sioux warrior, his stature, augment My growing up was no different than the others around For the learnings that grew from our ancestors surround Hunting and fishing, being told of the dangers in life Cultural indifferences, to fearing tribal strife But it's what my father taught me every single day To learn from our lands for through the years they'd display Tracking, seeking, searching, living from our lands Every year more learned, growing in understand From a boy to a man becoming a warrior through my years Protecting what was ours, allaying modern fears But the changes that we faced, suffocated our souls There was only ever one outcome, other man's goals I like many others, to live and eventually fall Born from Arikara, Sioux, my name was 'Standing Tall' .<*>. A little story from my heart, where the Indigenous will always be.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/20/2014 8:35:00 PM
Your words have a heart and a beautiful soul. Glad to have read it today. thank you for the visit to my page and leaving kind words for my piece. God bless you, James! :))
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Date: 7/21/2014 11:03:00 AM
Nice poem I like the idea of standing tall
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James Fraser
Date: 7/25/2014 12:08:00 PM
Thank you Patrycjusz, James :)
Date: 7/21/2014 9:38:00 AM
Caught your Blog. Definately an amazing poem in all aspects. Loved the developing story.
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James Fraser
Date: 7/25/2014 12:02:00 PM
Thank you kindly Carol, much appreciated, James :)
Date: 7/21/2014 12:43:00 AM
oh yes, I read this on facebook didn't I , just wonderful , perfect entry for the contest
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James Fraser
Date: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 PM
Thank you kindly Francine, James :)
Date: 7/20/2014 4:07:00 PM
Outstanding thoughts bleeding from your soul!!Wowzer
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James Fraser
Date: 7/25/2014 11:58:00 AM
Thank you Charmaine. It's a poem I love to go back and read and can't believe it was me who wrote it, James :)
Date: 7/18/2014 4:02:00 PM
James, Thanks for the reply on my comment...Linda (again..lol)
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Date: 7/17/2014 6:22:00 PM
Hola James, thanks for the reply, and the wonderful comment on my blog..PD
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James Fraser
Date: 7/18/2014 3:18:00 PM
Hugs and thanks from this 'Highlander' James :)
Date: 7/17/2014 3:34:00 PM
It's SO good to see you back entering and winning contests again my friend! I have missed your fine poetry and this one is a real beauty...How have you been? - Tim
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 3:37:00 PM
Hi Tim, I've been astray in my life these past few years. I'm now back on track, back writing, and feeling rather humbled to the response my poems are receiving. I trust your fine also? - James :)
Date: 7/17/2014 6:50:00 AM
Great win..Congrats :)
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 4:16:00 PM
Thank you Saba, James :)
Date: 7/16/2014 11:31:00 PM
Congrats James
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 4:12:00 PM
Thank you kindly Tim :)
Date: 7/16/2014 10:24:00 PM
Creative masterpiece James,, very lovely heartfelt write,, congrats on huge win!
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 4:07:00 PM
Thank you Upma, and I'm thankful it's received the lovely comments, James :)
Date: 7/16/2014 9:34:00 PM
This most certainly deserved a high win.. Congrats on your great win my friend!!!!!
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 3:54:00 PM
Thank you Robert, there comes a time when one writes a poem, that it's quite special to the writer, James :)
Date: 7/16/2014 8:37:00 PM
Happy to see this one a winner, dear James.. hugs.. Arlene
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 3:43:00 PM
Thank you Arlene, it's a poem that I feel very close to me, James <*> hugs back :)
Date: 7/16/2014 5:50:00 PM
Hello James, I guess I'm missing in all the action. I hope you are doing well. Congratulations! Thank you for enjoying my contest, stop by my latest blog "Tanka you, but no tanka you :)" If you'd like, or have time! No Matter, enjoy your win. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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James Fraser
Date: 7/17/2014 3:42:00 PM
Thank you Linda, and I'd be delighted to browse your Blog, James x
Date: 7/9/2014 8:05:00 PM
This is outstanding my friend.... Tim
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James Fraser
Date: 7/10/2014 4:10:00 PM
Thank you kindly Tim. I get such a buzz writing about the American Indigenous Tribes of North America, James......
Date: 7/8/2014 2:33:00 AM
great, flowing poem JM
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James Fraser
Date: 7/8/2014 10:25:00 AM
Many thanks Joseph, much appreciated, James.....
Date: 7/8/2014 12:17:00 AM
Awesome words James, stand tall my man.
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James Fraser
Date: 7/8/2014 10:17:00 AM
Thanks kindly Mark, I sure will, James :)
Date: 7/5/2014 10:08:00 PM
A wonderful story, well done. Congratulations on your big win. Love, Joyce
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James Fraser
Date: 7/7/2014 2:31:00 PM
Thank you ever so much Joyce. I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, James :)
Date: 6/30/2014 6:25:00 PM
Amazing!!!! Perfect winner I loved it :) Great great job!
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James Fraser
Date: 7/1/2014 1:08:00 PM
Thank you Casarah :)
Date: 6/30/2014 11:58:00 AM
- I love your story from your heart, James !! - Congratulations on your 1st PLACE!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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James Fraser
Date: 6/30/2014 12:29:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise, very much appreciated, James :)
Date: 6/30/2014 4:35:00 AM
Hello James, I have read all the contest entries and am happy to see your poem ranking first. Congratulations! I have always been enchanted by the spiritualism of Native Americans and you brought "Standing Tall" to life here. It's going to my favorites now.
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James Fraser
Date: 6/30/2014 1:41:00 PM
Many thanks Diane. I too have always been fascinated by the American Indigenous, and their cultures, James :)
Date: 6/30/2014 1:58:00 AM
Congrats on the win. love it :)
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James Fraser
Date: 6/30/2014 1:50:00 PM
Thank you Sasha, I'm glad you enjoyed it, James :)
Date: 6/29/2014 10:06:00 PM
Great write James ......congrats .....Seren
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James Fraser
Date: 6/30/2014 2:10:00 PM
Thank you Seren, much appreciated, James :)
Date: 6/29/2014 8:18:00 PM
Nice to seeing in the winners column again! Congrad's . Light & love
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James Fraser
Date: 6/30/2014 2:42:00 PM
Many thanks Debbie, it's always lovely to be read by the Soupers, James :)
Date: 6/29/2014 7:30:00 PM
Awesome! Saved to my fav list. Many congrats on your well deserved first place win, James. Elaine
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James Fraser
Date: 6/30/2014 2:49:00 PM
Thank you Elaine, a poem that was a joy to write, and to have it win is so appreciated, James :)
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