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Native American Poems

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Mongrel Dreams
Mongrel Dreams
by Michael R. Burch

for Thomas Raine Crowe

...These nights bring dreams of Cherokee shamans
whose names are bright verbs and impacted dark nouns,
whose memories are indictments of my pallid flesh...
and I hear, as from a great distance,
the cries tortured from their...Read More
Categories: america, discrimination, dream, native american, night, racism,
Form: Free verse



When Pigs Fly
When Pigs Fly
by Michael R. Burch

On the Trail of Tears,
my Cherokee brothers,
why hang your heads?
Why shame your mothers?
Laugh wildly instead!
We will soon be dead.

When we lie in our graves,
let the white-eyes take
the woodlands we loved
for the hoe and the rake.
It...Read More
Categories: discrimination, evil, march, murder, native american, racism,
Form: Verse
Crazy Horse's Naming Vision
Crazy Horse's Naming Vision
by Michael R. Burch

Earthbound,
and yet I now fly
through these clouds that are aimlessly drifting...
so high
that no sound
echoing by
below where the mountains are lifting
the sky
can be heard.

Like a bird,
but not meek,
like a hawk from a distance regarding its...Read More
Categories: bird, native american, spiritual, storm, violence, visionary,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Feather
 
A feather lost, gliding and drifting, it soars, 
in the mighty wind, it twirls and swirls, as if dancing;
once, the People owned all the wilderness,
they called it home, now they watch it be destroyed. 

There, high upon a sheer...Read More
Categories: native american,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Holy WindStorm
These are post-revolutionary gay '20s,
without pre-revolutionary SpeakEasies,
replaced with ListenHard
to global climates of LeftBrain dominant despair.

Margaret Meade encourages
invites
urges small winds
assembled in privatized circles,
yet still dreaming of love's great evolving liberty,
winning healthy democracy
to win wealthy economies
to win resilient ecology
to win resonant polypathic...Read More
Categories: culture, health, native american, political, power, psychological,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member The Payment, Past
"Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows." - Native American Proverb

                  ...Read More
Categories: native american, adventure, age, analogy, time, travel, true love,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Meaningful Number
the number falling before three and preceding five
sacred in my culture to ground us to the nature of all things
the time of life when 'being' develops
and connects mind, body and spirit with life 
the need for sanctuary, meditation, strength, being...Read More
Categories: life, native american,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Kind of Chose Myself
I wonder if I chose the right man I think.
Then I laugh. For we have been together for fifty years.
And we no longer talk.
Unless we say the same thing at the same time

We laugh at exactly the same things
We can...Read More
Categories: native american, 10th grade, 11th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Tune With Nature, Native American Blood And Wisdom
In Tune With Nature, Native American Blood And Wisdom


Truth came in with my birth and Native American blood
later knowledge of Nature's gift like a raging flood
I sleep and dream of earth, virgin as once it stood
Yes, I would remove man's...Read More
Categories: art, deep, humanity, integrity, native american, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE POWERS THAT BE KRYPTONITE- -
I AM A HERO
BLACK
Are you my kryptonite
To battle the powers that be
Discrimination, political 
Spirituals warfare
Sadly my powers that be ruled over me
I AM A HERO 
WHITE Are you my kryptonite
White supremacy, skinned heads
Wounded knees
Shaved cold stoned hearts
Sadly my powers that...Read More
Categories: native american, analogy, anxiety, corruption, discrimination, engagement,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Living as Book Characters Daily
On Tuesday I was a prancy, dancy, pirate queen, 
On Wednesday I was a velvet-clad bohemian traveling fancy lady, 
Yesterday I as a native American who had been done wrong by cowboys.

I am on a Treasure Island today.
The youngest son...Read More
Categories: native american, books,
Form: Free verse
Crowds
Crowds surround my mind
I cant hear at times for crowds
Surround my day and night
My thinking process is off
My brain waves are crowded
Crowds are invading my time
My life, my mind
How you doing 
Man that's a big crowd
I better control my own...Read More
Categories: native american, confusion, how i feel, literature, music, native
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Country of US
We are the country of US, this place called United States.
See the many colors of us, the beauty in our tongues.
Under the eagle we stand, together as one in US
always reassured at the sight of stars and stripes.

We are the...Read More
Categories: native american, america, patriotic, usa,
Form: Ode
Why Does the Crow Cry
Many moons ago,
a languishing lamentation flow
carved a grievous path
in the red soil

Defying moral gravity,
downtrodden fallow weeps 
flowed upward   to the heavens
With river Nile ease

Native American Exodus
wasn’t done willingly
Oh, how the Five Nations
were saber led forcibly!

Time traveling eyes
need not...Read More
Categories: bereavement, native american, sorrow, truth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Cherokee Rose
many days we walked
an unforgiving sun
beating down upon us
and at night
even the cold moon
seemed to curse us...

Seeing what no eye should see
our tears mingled with dust
and angry winds spoke
of the death of our people
our children, our old
succumbing to grief...

Our hearts...Read More
Categories: angst, corruption, courage, native american,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Drums Were Silent
the drums were silent
first time in many moons
little bear woke with a start
harvest moon winked
brother stars giggled
laughing brook gurgled
a movement in the bushes
little bear listened hard
but the drums were silent
was grandpa okay?
daylight would bring answers
...Read More
Categories: native american,
Form: Free verse
her or she
a native american
mother mixed with
african knowing old
ways embracing new

knew she was something
when in childhood she told
me about the running of the
bull after school the simplest

path was straight from a to b
but the fence means it's 
containing something
so maybe best to

walk...Read More
Categories: native american, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Where Green Forests Wrap Desirous Land
(1.)
Where Green Forests Wrap Desirous Land

Across the midnight divide in a shroud,
this soul sails upon glistening gold wings.
There with vanity and what pride allowed,
my seeking heart wanders along and sings.

Beneath snow covered summit my joy shouts
where green forests wrap the...Read More
Categories: native american, art, deep, humanity, life, meaningful, nature, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Winter Prayer
Kiji Manito, winter is coming on and the days have grown shorter
Let me not complain
Let me see the beauty of winter and longer nights
I have a roof over my head, heat to warm my body, and food to nourish me...Read More
Categories: appreciation, blessing, creation, devotion, native american, prayer,
Form: I do not know?
Granny's Tonic
Oh the daily news got to her
But; she couldn't turn away
It was like watching a train wreck
Though it made her nerves so frayed

Each night she turned the tv on
And her head began to pound
Politics, crime, and taxes
Made her feel like...Read More
Categories: anxiety, grandmother, humor, mythology, native american, nature,
Form: I do not know?
Appalachian Granny Magic
Oh cousin what can I do
That man I'm married to
Stays drunk and runs around
He's nothing but a hound

All our money goes to his booze
Wolves howling at the door for their dues
And I'm at my very wit's end
Is there something you...Read More
Categories: native american, endurance, grandmother, humorous, magic, marriage, mythology, native
Form: I do not know?
Crocodile Medicine
I always said that when I die,
I would love to return as a butterfly.
One with yellow, velvet dominions,
Fragile and lofty pinions.

I confused freedom of flight,
With a more placid folly of delight.
I fancied a short life of absurdity,
Rather than one of...Read More
Categories: animal, growth, mythology, native american, nature, spiritual,
Form: I do not know?
Somewhere Between
To see me is to look
through storm clouds
To view what I have hidden
in the depths of my gaze.

To hear me is to listen
only to the half breaths
And recognize the difference
between solace and anxiety.

To judge me is to walk
barefoot along broken...Read More
Categories: freedom, growth, introspection, moving on, native american,
Form: I do not know?
Every Feather Earned
Life never handed her brocades
no silver lining accolades
Diligence, her saving grace
dreams and faith interlaced

She would know the deepest loss
become the one to fight the cause
Sheltering the brokenhearted
the lost, lonely, and discarded

Her loving choice to enfold
seeing the goodness in every soul
Each...Read More
Categories: angel, appreciation, humanity, native american, sister, spiritual,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Blue Sky
Blue Sky

Rocks.
Deep in the ground. 
Pulled from the darkness
by the sweat of brave men, 
ever challenging the black. 

Holes in the ground that hold the promise, 
like candy to the starving.

Sea blue.
Gray blue.
Storm Blue.
Just Blue.

The forever color of Indian Heaven!

Turquoise.

...Read More
Categories: native american, america, hero, history, hope, innocence, miss you,
Form: Free verse