Oglala Lakota Nation

February 21, 2010
By Rainey GOLD, Dumfries, Virginia
Rainey GOLD, Dumfries, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've never told a lie and that makes me a liar, I've never made a bet but we gamble with desire, I've never lit a match with intent to start a fire but recently the flames are getting out of control
- All Time Low: Jasey Rae


These people see death every day
To get alcohol they’ll drive out of their way
They live in houses with the black mold
Some people sleep outside in the blistering cold
Only one grocery store to help them, you see
Wait, this is happening in America? This can’t be
They’ll never turn family away
But I bet they have a lot to say
They do what they can to stay warm
And they pray there won’t be a storm
With nothing there but a dirt road
These conditions can’t be up to code
They live on the Pine Ridge Reservation
The people of the Oglala Lakota Nation


The author's comments:
Well my Social Studies teacher was telling us about his adopted son and how he visited to the place where he was born and so i decided to write a poem about it.

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Rainey GOLD said...
on Oct. 3 2010 at 5:17 pm
Rainey GOLD, Dumfries, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've never told a lie and that makes me a liar, I've never made a bet but we gamble with desire, I've never lit a match with intent to start a fire but recently the flames are getting out of control
- All Time Low: Jasey Rae

thank you very much! its always nice to hear positive comments :)

on Oct. 2 2010 at 6:33 pm
NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
10 articles 0 photos 23 comments

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."~

You have a unique, descriptive, piece!! Very true about the rez. Keep it up!

Rainey GOLD said...
on Mar. 12 2010 at 9:12 pm
Rainey GOLD, Dumfries, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've never told a lie and that makes me a liar, I've never made a bet but we gamble with desire, I've never lit a match with intent to start a fire but recently the flames are getting out of control
- All Time Low: Jasey Rae

oh, well when i googled the definition because i didnt know what it was all it said was that it had to be a certain amount of lines, not syllables

on Mar. 10 2010 at 6:38 pm
Christinephantom13 SILVER, Post Falls, Idaho
5 articles 4 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sanity is not statistical." - 1984 by George Orwell

this isn't a sonnet btw. it doesnt follow the iambic pentameter rule. basically, you need 10 syllables per line.


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