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One time
I was visiting
with my relatives
the clouds, the mountains,
the sky, the trees

My relatives
touched my spirit
nudged it lovingly

Listen to us
impatient one
We are forever
You must remember
the gentleness
of time

You are struggling
to be
who you are
You say you want
to learn
the old ways
Struggling to learn
when
all you must do
is remember

Remember the people
Remember sky and Earth
Remember the people
have always struggled
to live
in harmony
in peace

Struggle against selfishness
and weakness
so the people
may live
as nations

The old ways are hard
The people have always
had to work
together

Remember
impatient one
Remember
and live
Do not be afraid
of truth
respect
discipline
Share your life
so the people
may live

Honor sky
and Earth
Honor yourself
Honor your relations

Remember
impatient one
the gentleness
of time
so the people
may live

(c) 1982
John Trudell
from "Living in Reality"
Poet Tree Publishing
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We are the still
in the still beating heart

We are the calm
of the raging storm

We are the wailing
from old women’s throats

We are the survivors
of genocide history

We are the colors
of the butterfly’s wings

We are the powers
of the eagle plume

We are Earth and Sky

(c) 1982
from
"Living In Reality"
John Trudell
Poet Tree Publishing
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The Ones Who Knew Me

I would like to thank you
for putting up with
what I never could
it seems the extremes
were more than I could bear

Your patience taught me so much
too many times
I learn too slow
at times the understandings
were beaten down by insecurity

Your acceptance really was something
the times I hurt myself
bringing it all down on you
you reached out
with love and tolerance

You were always there when I needed
you steadied me gently
carrying me into each new day
changing names, changing faces
supporting me, keeping me going
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It was your smile
it created memories
of
all the happiness
I’ve ever known
and pain
was something for others
less fortunate than I

It was in your smile
a feeling of more than love
or anything as limited as that

My heart danced, my spirit sang
thoughts of joy
all of the pain and happy
blending into the good

It was in your smile
pictures of beauty
the strength of life
you remind me
the sun and stars still love
the wind and rain still sing
bringing the wonder of life

It was in your smile
I remembered
what I almost forgot
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The times we felt the grief
The eagles wept for us
The times we were murdered
The buffalo survived for us

Warrior Relatives
During times of invader madness
Surrounding the people
With armies, with institutions
With education, with betrayal
With hate, With Greed
With no way out for themselves

Warrior Relatives
You stand in defense of us
You the messenger of earth's love
You with the looking ancient eyes
You seeing through cages and illusions
You who take us to the future

Warrior Relatives
Understanding courage and love
Companions with destiny
Bringing good light
Helping find a way
Freedom a relationship
You have shown us

Warrior Relatives
The times we remember the people
The flowers bloom for us
The times we are human joy
The resistance grows from us . . .
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