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Trail of Tears

October 27, 2009
By joanofarc15 SILVER, Forest Lake, Minnesota
joanofarc15 SILVER, Forest Lake, Minnesota
9 articles 2 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent into the unknown place it leads." Erica Jong

Blood drips onto the path
The Trail, the winding road we march
Blood mixed with tears
No glorious song, no sound of drums
Moans of the dying, shouts of our captors
Daughters of the land, sons of the soil
Chained and dragged

O’er mountain and hill upon the Trail
My heart cries for the land of my fathers
Taken by the white man
Never again to breathe its sweet air
Smells of rain-soaked earth
Calls of the winged and four-footed
A desert before us, this paradise behind
Children of earth and sky
Along the Trail of blood-washed tears

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on Nov. 12 2009 at 7:56 pm
NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
~a woman looked at me and said, "You know, you really don't look Indian."So I smiled at her and responded: "Well you don't look stupid, but appearances can be awfully deceiving."~

well written! Understandable imagery and I was able to relate/recognize (being a native myself) to what was going on in the poem. :)

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