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'My Deep Roots'

Oh, so precious our blood and roots,
  yesterdays shadows creep and cling;
odd, I have those attributes . . . 
  The past lays icy hands to bring,
            my foundation;
            my formation,
from the long past and dust of time;
have been told sweet stories sublime.

Father's ancestors came from France,
  with dreams of life-  in a green land;
they came by boat to take a chance.
  Grandpa worked hard as a farmhand,
             and his father, too;
             under a sky of blue . . . 
One day, to France I will journey,
to find some names on tombs ferny.

Grandma was Ojibwe, First Nation,
  these are people of many tales;
and I hear the drum vibrations,
  since a child told things in details,
            I embrace the call;
            I want it all-  
all the teachings, the history;
the tapestry and beautiful mystery.
To my family thanks for all your truths,
  for guiding me on this path;
and for all those twisted routes,
  since a child I followed the flutes.
            speaking to my heart;
            we will not depart-
I thank you all with this tribute;
for my deep roots and for my pursuits.
May 17, 2017

Poetry/Verse-Rhyme/'My Deep Roots
Copyright Protected, ID 17-1160-309-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.

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Date: 7/1/2019 1:17:00 PM
Hello Dear Heart, you have interesting roots. have a nice day my friend.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 7/1/2019 3:10:00 PM
Darlene, thanks for visiting ~
Date: 6/26/2019 6:01:00 PM
I think it is important to embrace our roots, look up our ancestry, because bits of out DNA comes from them. A well constructed poem that expresses a pride we should all embrace. Beautiful Constance! : ) xxoo
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/27/2019 7:47:00 AM
Connie, thanks for your kind comment and visit and the beautiful!