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Wolf’s Song

I have the Great Wolf’s spirit
Flowing through my veins.
I can feel how my tribe suffered
When I gaze at their remains.
For all that’s left has turned to dust,
No longer do they cry.
They remain a haunting memory
Where soaring eagles fly.

Once a mighty nation
With pride and love to share
That white men turned to ashes
With no sympathy or care.
In my heart still lives the pain
But I must let it go…
For it hurts me more to carry it
Than white men will ever know.

I still love looking at our land
Though taken from our use.
I feel the pride that dwells inside 
As still we suffer from abuse.

© 11-21-18

TRIBUTE TO NATIVE CULTURE Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Line Gauthier

*Dedicated to our Native American brothers and sisters on reservations
Happy Thanksgiving to all American Poets

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/18/2019 5:07:00 PM
Great tribute to Native Americans. Well written. I have read some of the writings of Native Indians and their love for nature and some of their writings are so poetic. There is a tribute to them at Top of the Rock in Branson.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/18/2019 6:23:00 PM
I would love to read it. I searched for it on the internet but could not find it Shirley. Thank you for your lovely comment. : ) Aloha, Connie
Date: 1/15/2019 5:31:00 PM
I'm back with a belated congrats because I don't know what else of yours I can see that I have not already seen!! How is your day, Connie! I'm glad you got a win in this contest.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/15/2019 5:49:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. I will email you.
Date: 12/25/2018 4:46:00 AM
An excellent tribute to Native Americans, Connie. Such heartfelt words! The pain is hard to erase. ~ Belated congratulations on a most merited win! ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 12/16/2018 3:19:00 PM
If you read item 3 at: http://www.geocities.ws/coqrico/apachewren1.html, you will understand why I did not enter the contest, but really appreciate your win! Aloha! Rico
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/16/2018 8:47:00 PM
Thank you very much Rico. I read it and I agree. Blessings this holiday my friend. : ) xxoo
Date: 12/15/2018 4:40:00 PM
Congrats on first place!
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Date: 12/15/2018 4:04:00 PM
Connie, this is a beautiful poem that acknowledges both the wrongs and the need to forgive. "for it hurts me more to carry it.." Congratulations!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/15/2018 4:52:00 PM
Thank you very much P.S. Happy holidays! : )
Date: 12/15/2018 1:25:00 PM
A beautifully expressive sad poem stirring with Native American spirit of appreciation and loss. A poignant piece deserving of its wonderful recognition and placement. Congratulations, Connie, on your excellent win. Warmest wishes always my lovely friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/15/2018 4:53:00 PM
You always leave the nicest comments Susan. Thank you very much. Wishing you a very happy holiday! xxoo
Date: 12/15/2018 12:40:00 PM
Hi Connie, congratulations on your win in the contest with this excellent piece. The wolf's song is indeed heard through your words. I could feel the pain through your words. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 12/15/2018 1:40:00 PM
Back at you connie. have a wonderful holiday season.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/15/2018 1:16:00 PM
Thank you very much Mike. I have family that are Native Americans. I am amazed to be honored with First Place. Happy Holidays! xxoo
Date: 12/15/2018 11:40:00 AM
Stopping back with congratulations on your first-place win, Connie! I love this poem. Hugs, Carolyn
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/15/2018 1:17:00 PM
Thank you very much Carolyn. Your entry was truly better. xxoo
Date: 12/15/2018 11:24:00 AM
Well said, Connie! Honored to share lst place with you - congrats. It seems the native Americans received raw deals in the past and even today they don't get the respect and rights they deserve in some cases. My paternal grandmother was full blooded Miami & I'm proud of the Miami blood that courses thru these old veins! Mele Kalikimaka to you and your family - Bob
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/15/2018 1:21:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert, it is I who am honored to be in your company of first place! Mele Kalikimaka to you as well! xxoo
Date: 12/4/2018 8:21:00 AM
I love this, Connie, and so agree - I was helping with the push to create a national holiday for Native Americans, and despite amazing amounts of resources, we could not get enough signatures. It was very discouraging, and a sad comment on our guilt as a people. Wonderful write, Dear Poet, and the best of luck in the contest! :-) <3
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Date: 12/2/2018 6:09:00 AM
'Tis sad what was done to Native Americans. They suffered in being displaced. Enjoyed reading your work. Thanks for dropping by my page. Sara
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/2/2018 3:32:00 PM
You are welcome Sara. How sad that the indigenous people of America or not only wiped out by diseases brought by the Pilgrims but also by wars and taking their land and killing off their food source the buffalo. That damage may never be repaired. Thank you Sara. : )
Date: 11/29/2018 9:05:00 AM
sad but beautiful write here
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Date: 11/27/2018 6:57:00 AM
Well done as always Connie. Love the pics. God Bless, JB
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Date: 11/26/2018 9:19:00 PM
Hello Connie … well written on a topic that needs to be addressed for what is needed in the future, because all over the world, history cannot be changed for the cultures and must never be repeated - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Date: 11/26/2018 8:38:00 PM
Hello Connie, I have just read this poem. Yes the Indians have been through a lot. It is very sad. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:56:00 PM
Very well expressed, Connie. Haunting and sad. Good luck in the Contest. // Barry
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Date: 11/26/2018 10:44:00 AM
A nice tribute to native Americans Connie. love phyl
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/26/2018 11:44:00 AM
Thank you Phyl. My sister in law is Native American. : ) xxoo
Date: 11/25/2018 8:19:00 PM
Brings home the sadness.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/26/2018 11:45:00 AM
Thank you David. Our country has lots to resolve yet. : )
Date: 11/25/2018 1:31:00 PM
Reservations - another name for hell. I too am a wolf spirit and when I am cremated my ashes will be spread in the mountains where wolves live - then I will be with my pack. Great poem!!
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Date: 11/25/2018 11:18:00 AM
A wonderful tribute to Native Americans, Connie, best of luck in the contest. John
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Date: 11/25/2018 12:53:00 AM
This poem is a really warm and heartfelt tribute to all Native Americans . The essence of the poem is absolute magic and I loved it from start to finish. Well done Connie, a fav. for me! xoxo, jennifer
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Date: 11/24/2018 4:33:00 PM
So poignantly tragic, so bravely moving - this made me misty - amazing write!
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Date: 11/24/2018 2:04:00 PM
Oh, Connie, I teared up. I greatly relate to the Indian's way of life, according to my perspective, and strongly feel they were one of the most abused cultures EVER. Kyle was adopted by the Appohanick, a Maryland tribe original settled in New England, in 2008. They named him, Black Crow and he spent much time among them until his dear friend, Chief Rudy, made his transition. You are a writer, no doubt, and you moved me. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 11/24/2018 9:23:00 AM
Connie, this is just so beautiful. I really only relate the rewritten history books we are provided as children that gloss over this tragedy and I can't imaging how I'd feel if I were Native American. Your powerful piece brings it all home, A wonderful entry for the contest and sure to be a winner xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/24/2018 1:49:00 PM
Thank you so much Mike. My little granddaughters are here right now. I will enjoy reading and commenting when their mom picks them up later today. Hugs, Connie xxoo : )
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