First Nations peoples’ poems: “Like a hawk” by M. Linda Steffey


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My heart soars like a hawk
When I dream of past moons
Drifting through my mind
Like waves in blue lagoons…

My people were once proud
And lived with Nature’s ways
Taking just to meet our needs
Those times were golden days…

Apache and Arapaho
Navaho and the Cree
And many more Nations filled this land
From sea to shining sea….

Each Nation had it’s customs
It’s language and it’s place
Until from all directions
Came another race!

Our peoples are the colors
Of the earth throughout this land…
Those who live by seashore
And those in desert sand…

Forgot not my peoples
That your heritage is strong
Sing it to your children
In our many Indian songs…

I am an old and weary Chief
‘Round me old women talk…
But when I dream of golden days
My heart soars like a hawk!…

by M. Linda Steffey

(C) M. Linda Steffey 1990

M. Linda Steffey

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Superb and words of truth and those were the days when the elders of the family and of a country taught values to everyone of its citizens and people lived too in fear of not hurting anyone and there was so much humbleness everywhere. A lovely poem, Amira.

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    1. Yes, their true wisdom understood the interconnection of everything in Creation, respected our Mother Earth and all its creatures, never taking more than what they needed, teaching that sense of Oneness to their children through their songs to always be remembered… If we could all embrace those values…

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      1. Completely true, Amira but our culture has moved on we can never go back but can bring back our values and living amicably with each other. We are shifting though into a new dimension where with God and his grace we will get over this darkness and he will show us a new world where there will be no one fighting or animosity but love and happiness.

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        1. yes, the light will prevail at the end πŸ™‚ ❀


          1. For sure πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. Thank you Linda πŸ™‚ ❀


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