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is it true that in america
the prettier you are
the more
you can get away with
signed
something i noticed
—————
something i noticed

depends
are you pretty

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dia de los muertos
his mind is far away
waiting for
yesterdays laughter
to bring back
what today
can’t live without

can’t live without
memories that keep
dreams of love
that is more than love
in the reaches of deep

radient
from the spirit of being
in a way reality lives
maybe he is the ghost

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I hear the ocean
Singing her song
We are of earth
the Life Share
the gift of creation

Children of the Earth
Destiny is a duty
we must fulfill
We remember
the water is our beginning
choosing life before profit
the water is our relative
The water loves us
Telling us her power is real

I hear the ocean
Singing her song
Water for Life

John Trudell
Poet Tree Publishing
From “Living With Reality”
© 1982
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i feel a warm coming on
thats a fire that
maybe it needs us
like
hungry remembering
its hungry

kind of like smooth fire
awakening memories of need
soft-ing the stars
in lightnings of blaze
jolting the sky

creating some want in time
with sweet rush familiar
her scent of relaxation
and pretty
dreaming the night
with electric heartbeats

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CLAIM

Your society made its claim
to love and destiny
speaking the best you could
never live with what you said

Saying Peace, while making War
you could not respect
so you have to kill
Earth and her feelings
suffer your abuse.

Taking the best we had to offer
you can’t get enough
When
You already have too much
Your greed a desperate companion
denying you
Your right to share.

There was no competitive edge
Until
the intrusion of your flat world
Your flat vision with no room
to embrace the circle of life
turning love into a dishonest word
Confusing
Your emptiness for progress
destroying your vitality
turning love into your lie
Making your destiny
no destiny at all

Sometimes when love lost
it lost forever

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TO GOD

I hope you don't mind
but I would like to talk to you
There are some things
we need to straighten out
It’s about these Christians
They claim to be
from your nation
but man, you should see
the things they do
All the time
blaming it on you
Manifest Destiny
Genocide
Maximize Profit
Sterilization
raping the Earth
lying
taking more than they need
in all the forms of the greeds
We ask them ‘why?’
they say, “It’s God’s will”
Damn God
they make it so heard
Remember Jesus?
Would you send him
back to them
tell them not to kill him
rather they should listen
stop abusing his name
and yours

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I don’t mean
to be disrespectful
but you know
how it is
My people
have their own ways
We never even heard
of you
Until not long ago
Your representative
spoke magnificent things
of you
which we were willing to believe
but from the way they acted
we know
You and we
were being deceived
We do not mean you
or your Christian children
any bad
But you all came
to talk all we had
We have not seen you
but we have heard so much
It is time for you to decide
What life is worth
We already remember
But maybe you forgot.

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Without Earth
there is no heaven
streets of gold
angels wings
eternal life
corporate reich
nuclear regimes
maximizing profit
eating identifies
plundering
natural allies
as though
Earth is dead
allowing
religious rites
collection plate
tributes
to church and state
with Christ still
hanging from a cross
echoing
Industrial war cries
warring
against
body and soul
Attacking spirit
lying
to enslave
with an illusion
about Freedom

Without Earth
there is no heaven
Earth and Sky
Universal Power
Life Energies
Creative Flow
In Which
We are a pattern
to keep balance
Harmony
A Gift
An Appreciation
To Enjoy

Honor Life
Without Earth
There is no Heaven

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VERY EYES

I see your tech no logical society
devour you before your very eyes
I hear your anguished cries
exhalting greed through progress

While you seek material advances
the sound of flowers dying
carry messages through wind
trying to tell you
about balance and your safety

but
your minds are chained
to your machines and the strings
dangling from your puppeteers hands
turning you, twisting you into
forms and confusions beyond your control

Your mind for a job
your mind for a t.v.
your mind for a hair dryer
your mind for consumption
with
Your atom bombs
Your material bombs
Your drug bombs
Your racial bombs
Your class bombs
Your sexist bombs
Your ageist bombs

Devastating your natural shelters
Making you homeless on Earth
Chasing you into illusions
fooling you, making you pretend
you can run away
from the ravishing of your spirit

while the sound of flowers dying
carry messages through the wind
trying to tell you
about balance and your safety.

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tears

crystal clear tears of salt
come when my heart
talks with sadness
the tears flow, my emotional rivers
it’s no damn use to pretend
pain will not rise again

crystal clear tears of salt
help my heart to feel
for something
when i don’t want to
clear my vision, see my peace
men don’t cry, indians are stoic

i tell that
to my heart, my eyes
they just laugh at me
and sometimes
when my spirit hurts
they make me cry

crystal clear tears of salt
purify my memory
help me understand
this is not
the beginning
nor the end

John Trudell
Poet Tree Publishing
From “Living In Reality”
1982
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November 17, 2017, 8:00pm - November 18, 2017, 1:00am

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