Unmoving Feet

November 23, 2010
By JCG14 PLATINUM, Vancouver, Washington
JCG14 PLATINUM, Vancouver, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Let it go, and it will all come back to you."


Laced with heartache

You find shelter

Beneath the feet of giants

Still and silent

Though they are

You stay beneath them

For protection best you can

How many years ago

Did your waters shine from smiles

Instead of gleam with tears?

How many moons ago

Did your shores

Kiss the feet of Joseph?

And the ones who loved you?

How many snows ago

Did the white man take hold

Of all you called your own?

When

Did the last tear fall

From that sun-weathered face?

When

Did his spirit

Leave for safety’s sake?

When

Did your people

Let you go?

Was it the tears

From their faces

Or from your own

That made you grow?

These mountains

Saw you all weep

At their silent

Unmoving feet


The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by the Nez Pierce Indians in Wallowa and the trials they suffered from war, and trying to maintain their way of life against American soldiers.

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