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Cherokee Blood

I, born of the Cherokee man,
As their mothers and fathers were,
No blending to erase because of race,
I, a full-blooded Cherokee man.
Raised by a white man, 
Without Cherokee blood.

Grew old in my blood,
Memories not told.

Known by the Tribe as a white guy, 
With Cherokee blood,
Known by the white guy,
As a full Cherokee Man.

Moving forward I wed,
A full Cherokee woman,
Our children, raised by the Tribe,
My ancestry is alive.

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Date: 10/10/2019 11:25:00 AM
This is great wonderful work you've done
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Wilbert Webb
Date: 10/10/2019 11:44:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words Hamzat! I am pleased you found it enjoyable and useful.
Date: 10/10/2019 5:17:00 AM
Grew old in my blood,/ Memories not told./// beautiful expression
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Wilbert Webb
Date: 10/10/2019 6:36:00 AM
Thank you for commenting. //A lifetime of Memories// "we all have them"
Date: 10/9/2019 7:00:00 AM
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Wilbert Webb
Date: 10/16/2019 5:32:00 AM
Thanks Robert: isoagglutinin :)
Date: 9/30/2019 4:05:00 PM
It is amazing how people perceive each other. I feel you have esteem that keeps you joyful and happy. I am glad!
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Date: 9/30/2019 12:43:00 PM
Hello Bert Webb, never-never-never- be ashamed of who you are. You are you and can only be you. Have a nice day my friend. So nice to meet you. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 10/1/2019 10:02:00 AM
Bert Web, the Canadian Indians of different tribs act the same way. I understand your point.I agree that its about culture. I like your point of view. have a nice day my friend.
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Wilbert Webb
Date: 9/30/2019 2:26:00 PM
Darlene: I am pleased how you received Cherokee Blood: The original intent was to tell a story that just because you are 100% blood American Indian that does not mean you are received that way by the American Indian tribes... It is all about the culture you are raised with! I never once thought it could project being ashamed but it does do just that. Thanks again and may your day be full of niceties also. Bert