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coyote logics

three things cannot long be hidden:
the sun the moon the truth
-buddha-

the sun and the moon
are a sure thing
but
buddha might not be
telling the truth
about that truth part
-coyote-

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dear coyote logics
a thing i noticed on fb
sometimes when someone
likes a post….then the person
who posted the post likes the like
then the one who originally liked
the post…..
likes that the poster likes their like
then the poster likes
that the liker liked their like
signed
are we back in headstart

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are we back in headstart
no
they are adding up their IQ's

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Happy Birthday John.
Celebrate Love. Celebrate Life.
(Feb 15, 1946)
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dear coyote logics

whats the deal on these
adult selfies obsessions
i mean there are even
selfies pages
people basing
their lives on their looks
looking for likes
an occasional selfie
i can understand and
teenagers doing it….
but adults
not so much
no wonder the worlds
in deep shit
signed
whats that all about
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whats that all about
narcissism and
compulsive behaviors
oh yeah get a shovel…

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TINA SMILED

this woman this love
this life we dare to live
this society afraid of what people might see
might see through themselves or somebody else
might see what isn’t meant to be hidden
and somewhere a wild horse awakens

last time I saw her Tina smiled
woman woman’s love
hands so gentle eyes so wise
woman touch I am taken
world so undivided where the high wind flies
and somewhere a wild horse listens

in this world if we’re going to live
some ways we’re going to have to stand
know your heart know your mind
know how to look know what to find
it doesn’t have to be this way
hanging like a cloud
society fear of love over our heads
shadows in the daylight
and what have they done
what have they done
but set it in motion
set it in motion
and now it has begun

times I spent wandering
back to who we are
nights we held on
scattering ourselves among the stars
you and me over there
you and me over here
we burned through to a thousand suns
and somewhere a wild horse runs

last time I saw her Tina smiled
woman woman’s love
hands so gentle eyes so wise
woman touch I am taken
world so undivided where the high wind flies
and somewhere a wild horse listens

eternity expanding from her hand
sunrise moonrise grains of sand
acts of man’s violent face
done in silent night
won’t silence freedom’s voice
here we are reflecting light
disappearing reappearing
shadows on the run
and what have they done
what have they done
but set it in motion
set it motion
and now it has begun

Tina smiled
yeah she smiled
pretty woman indigo red
unraveling confusion’s heavy thread
entering and leaving
tapestries of changing worlds
spirit weaver your love has spoken
and somewhere a wild horse won’t be broken

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sacred is sacred
remembering the ancestors

we would like to recognize sat feb
7th as
Pray HowEver You PrayDay
as a day of prayers in support of
the San Carlos Apaches
in the defense of their ancestral
ceremonial and burial grounds
in Oak Flat, AZ

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dear coyote logics

i keep hearing about
this battle of the sex’s thing
i don’t get it…
signed
what does battle of the sex’s mean
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what does battle of the sex’s mean

thats how white people fuck
ever since when
they were still little itty bitty’s
they were told fuckin’s a sin
so they fight about it

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dear coyote logics

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

depends
are you pretty

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coyote logics

and he told her
i do love you baby
but i’m still
trying to learn how

she told him
i know you do baby
but still
you’re no damn good

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No matter what they do to us, no matter how they strike at us, every time they do it, we must continue. But we must never become reactionary. The one thing that has always bothered me about revolution is that every time I have met the revolutionaries they have acted simply out of hatred for the oppressor. What we must do is act out of love for our people. No matter what they ever do to us, we must always act out of love for the people and for the earth. We must never react out of hatred for those who have no sense.

John Trudell
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Part of speech delivered at the opening session of the Black Hills International Survival Gathering on July 18, 1980
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today was a journey
i'd rather have missed
placing myself in a space
i didn’t really want to be
feeling emotions spreading out
surrounding me getting in
the way of me and humanity

did you ever have one of those days
all out of rhythm all out of step
from life living around you
not really pissed off feel more like crying
trying to save your life when you
don’t understand from what or why

one of those days the sun didn't shine on you
some kind of darkness blurring the vision
with pictures you'd much rather not see
remembering a hurt that never went away
not figuring out what matters and what doesn't

one of those days spent unnaturally strung out
when the question and the answer are the problem
what appears alright seems all wrong
carrying a nut act you want to let loose
but on who, everyone's innocent' victim like you

if you ever had one of those days
thanks for the company and remember
it was just one of those days
take it easy everything will cool out

John Trudell
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