Cherokee Legend Retold for CONTEST NATIVE AMERICAN COLLAGE

“Grandfather, grandfather! At school today,
a classmate hit me with a book.
The teacher made him stay inside
for recess. She said he was a good boy 
who did a bad thing. What did she mean?”

“Grandson, I will tell you a story.
All men have inside of them two wolves.
One wolf is all that is good in the world:
the bravery of warriors,
kindness toward others,
compassion for our elders.
the strength of our mothers.

The other wolf is all that is bad in the world:
the hatred of one man for another
murder and theft among the clan
envy, sorrow, regret---
all that is evil among man.”

“And Grandfather, which wolf wins?
The one that you feed, grandson.
The one that you feed.”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/6/2015 10:39:00 AM
Hi Mary: A BEAUTIFUL FABLED POEM COMPARABLE WITH AESOP!! MY COMPLIMENTS!
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Date: 8/30/2015 11:38:00 PM
What a wonderful poem a 7 Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/29/2015 5:41:00 AM
Very wise words. A good choice, good luck in the contest.
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