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Shadows dance upon the plains as spirits speak their prayers In the light of the flickering flames they reflect in flares Smoke and ash, they hint their times when they too were alive And in shadow dance they visit to show where some must stride Secrets learned that should be shared with those who are in need The Spirits watch for moments when those seek them to lead In the juice of the cactus the Spirits hide a way For some to ingest and see them in the light of day The magic of the afterworld consumes the mortal man As he tries to find the spirit that will lead him on the sands Cactus juice and wonder become a mystic sight To those who only watch in the silent of the night Buttons grow in flaming winds as voices start to sing The spirit of the man though caged can touch this sacred thing Peyote chant and lullaby fill the desert air And ancestral blood responds to life with its Native care “Oh, Spirits of my Native blood I need your open arms To comfort me tonight and guide me through these storms They stand before me like a darkened looming beast I need your seeing eyes that rises from the East” “I plead to my fellow man, show me the right way” Spiraling smoke, whispers and a chanting haunting bay Screaming blood and drops of rain come down and disappear Shadows dance upon the walls pulsing echoes near Like ghostly strength with windy tails filling all the air Rising from the sands with heavy burdens bare They twinkle in the sky, they flutter on the ground They become the atmosphere and sing their lonely sound My ancestral Peyote lullaby wipe away my tears And my ancestral spirits help me face my fears My eyes grow heavy in this peyote dream And I seek a place to set myself beside the quiet stream Harmony grows from my mouth as I lie to face the stars They too are things to admire each symbols of ancient wars I sing to the heavens that hold my future lands But I rest quite comfortably here on my Native sands Oh Peyote, the cactus that grows from our ground My Peyote song is the only emitted sound And I sing til I break into my peaceful sleep To dance with the cactus that is meant for me to keep

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006

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