The Native American Indian Lived

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Long ago the Native American
lived as a proud Indian

Earth was their Mother
wildlife were sister or brother

Great Spirit in the sky
Father to which they cry

As round the fire they prance
performing their rituals in dance

To beating of a drum
were the chants they’d hum

Understanding the true enormity
of living life in harmony

Together a tribe would band
to care for their land

Grateful for Mother’s yield
from wildlife to field

They lived not in haste
and nothing went to waste

And ‘twould yet be so
if white man didn’t show

Up on their shores
while carrying diseased spores

To spread across the land
and massive lives demand

That once it was begun
the Native Americans were overrun

As no warnings we’d heed
they became a dying breed

With the land in devastation
forced to live in alienation

In the place that did belong
to the Native Indians all along!

Teresa Marie  12/13/11   ©