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Native American People

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Native American People

The old indian chief had seen much
fought in many a battle or raid
he had fathered seven children 
with his four fine young wives

Now he took his ease 
sat smoking his pipe 
with the other elders
spent time in dreamland

He knew it would not be long
before the great white spirit
came calling out his name
he had made his peace with all

His children and wives wept
when he departed in his sleep
they carefully dressed him
and laid him on the platform

His favourite spear and shield
thick fur rugs and some pots
his faithful horse battle dressed
some gold and his finest headdress

When all was ready the witch doctor
Set the platform ablaze with fire
wailing his wives mourned his passing
as the fire died his ashes blew away

Now in the after life
he hunts once more
riding the ghost horse
he races through the skies

10/31/2013

contest: Native American People

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 11/29/2013 11:12:00 AM
Interesting lines penned..Enjoyed reading today..Way to go with this winner..Congrats.Sara
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Date: 11/30/2013 7:33:00 AM
ty Sara nice to see you glad you enjoyed this I will be paying you a visit Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/26/2013 1:23:00 AM
A very nice write, Shadow. Thank you for stopping by with kind comments. :o)
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Date: 11/26/2013 5:44:00 AM
I enjoyed my visit to your page Dan ty for liking this Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/25/2013 10:00:00 PM
A wonderful story that kept my interest all the way through! Very nicely written, Shadow! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much!
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Date: 11/26/2013 5:43:00 AM
your poem was great Kelly Ty for nice remarks Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/25/2013 9:25:00 PM
Shadow, a wonderful winning poem.... Congratulations on the win... luv~ Linda
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Date: 11/26/2013 5:42:00 AM
hi Linda ty I enjoyed yours too Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/25/2013 8:28:00 AM
Congrats on your win. This is a finely crafted poem.
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Date: 11/26/2013 5:41:00 AM
hi and ty Moneterey Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/24/2013 10:01:00 PM
Congratulations on this fine win, Shadow
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Date: 11/26/2013 5:40:00 AM
ty Ram I enjoyed yours too Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/24/2013 4:11:00 PM
yay...congrats on your win Shadow :) hugs
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Date: 11/24/2013 4:39:00 PM
hi Sandra and ty dear Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/24/2013 3:52:00 PM
You are a fantastic story teller Shadow...congratulations on your win...
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Date: 11/24/2013 4:40:00 PM
moi? ty Donna appreciated Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/24/2013 3:18:00 PM
Mine was about their death rituals too. Passing On of Little Bee, Ojibway, Thunder Bay [you might enjoy it Shadow] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 11/24/2013 4:41:00 PM
hi Debbie sure will read it ty Shadow x smile hug
Date: 11/24/2013 1:59:00 PM
Congratulations ! well deserved Win , and I am so amazed after judging to see all of the names that is indiscriminately gave wins to ! Thank-you !
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Date: 11/24/2013 4:42:00 PM
hi Shanty firstly ty for your lovely and fun contest. also ty for my placement Shadow x smile hug
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Date: 11/24/2013 2:00:00 PM
typo "that I indiscriminately gave wins to. "
Date: 11/4/2013 10:53:00 AM
naturally I would love this one...since a teen I was drawn to native American Indians culture, ironically my own grandson Is part of the heritage... great story nicely penned here Shadow... hope you get to feeling better soon :) hugs
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Date: 11/4/2013 10:57:00 AM
Hi Sandra so do I still pretty poorly. Interesting about your grandson. glad you enjoyed Shadow x smile
Date: 11/4/2013 7:58:00 AM
Reads like winning material to me..I read once that the Indian said how one prepared their people for death spoke more of how they had lived than any other thing..Now so many are just sending their loved ones off to be cremated..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 11/4/2013 10:58:00 AM
sad Sara it comes down to cost. glad you enjoyed Shadow x smile
Date: 11/1/2013 6:33:00 PM
This is amazing Shadow, you drew me into the story. I love native artwork, I have a number of stone carvings and some pottery.
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Date: 11/4/2013 11:08:00 AM
Hi Rick Ty dear happy you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
Date: 11/1/2013 6:15:00 PM
The old Indian chief is very interesting. The total fact is wonderfully worded. Fun indeed. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl
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Date: 11/4/2013 11:06:00 AM
Bl ty so much glad you like it Shadow x smile
Date: 11/1/2013 12:37:00 AM
very nicely done. Reminded me of when I saw Dances with Wolves.
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Date: 11/4/2013 11:06:00 AM
Andrea ty glad you liked it Shadow x smile
Date: 10/31/2013 7:35:00 PM
Very nice shadow.....good luck.....
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Date: 11/4/2013 11:03:00 AM
hi Donna and ty sry I am ill so am far behind on answering remarks. Shadow x smile
Date: 10/31/2013 2:18:00 PM
A great tribute to the Native Gentleman. I fancy I see his horse each time when there is thunder and clouds! Thanks for sharing. Friend, JM
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Date: 11/4/2013 10:59:00 AM
you as well lol. glad you enjoyed Joseph hug Shadow x smile
Date: 10/31/2013 10:50:00 AM
Wow, this one gave me goosebumps. Spectacular imagery and ending!
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Shadow Hamilton
Date: 10/31/2013 11:16:00 AM
never heard of a native man being burnt with his wife how fair is that lol
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Date: 10/31/2013 11:14:00 AM
hi Karen Ty many tribes burnt their dead they believe it sets the soul free sometimes it was with their favourite horse, dog and even favourite wife Shadow x smile hug
Date: 10/31/2013 8:17:00 AM
FANTASTIC! Metaphysical, spiritual, wise! What an honor for the chief! What a delight for the heavens! A 7!
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Date: 10/31/2013 11:11:00 AM
hi Demetrios I was unsure on this one so delighted you like it Ty Shadow x smile hug