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Forever, More

Thru the Door of Recognition, we will walk one day,

All Faces will welcome us, gone will be the endless shame

placed upon us for, oh, so long,

Our Heads will be up, Our Hearts will be full,

Our Bodies One with Love,

Indian One,

Indian Two,

Indian Three,

Indian Four,

Indian Forever More!!!!

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O’ Rain

O’rain ponders a lot, sweeps much over these walls with abandonment of pounding gushes and periodical expounding upon the weeping presences. Rain water loose and free to be what the elements determine. So, the one about to receive this moist blessing dons a hat and grabs a umbrella and runs for shelter. And, becomes a part of the routine from sky to earth, from river to lake, from sink to tub, from the womb of brith to to the coffin of death, O’ rain doth fall upon all below…

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For All those gone from here and For All those still here waiting to go

Chant
Going to the other side, i see us looking for the invisible unseen, to the forgotten remembered, see us here with youthful steps, olden days gone by fighting beautifully to survive, the soul walks on needing to laugh, even as the tears roll freely, for all those lost, poor, sick and departed, where are you. my friends, my loved ones? Here, you are, inside of me, in my mind, in my heart, in my soul, in my memories, yes, i’ve know death, so well, dying is so real, so much, a part of life, alive, till, we leave this place, we won’t know, will you stay as long as you can, stay here with me, will you? Then, we will live again in another world, see us, see you, yes, invisible lives, yes, see the visible invisible.
Chant
From the invisible to day light, on the walls of the forgotten, faces from places near and dear, to keep smiles and laughter around, remembering times, proving that we were here, now, on the other side, all departed, waiting for us all to appear, tears, pain, sorrow, lost fill us as we continue on, to where? to there? to where all go when they leave us here. ¬†From the first day to the very last, never know when, just know, it will come for you, it came for you, and i wonder, when will we be reunited, for all those gone from here and for all those here waiting to go there…
Chant

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Just that and that…

That smile, tiny, shy, made in a moment, sending emotions way out there to those we see and those seeing us, that laugh, that shows, the silence how to dance, that hug, that holds the love within, that moment, that time, that look, that is so bold and daring, that brings it all in, inside, awww, that is that, that makes you, you, that makes life live, that is good, and that what is not so, all that makes one cry, that sheds the lost, that takes the pain away, that makes it, that is that, what it is, just that and that…

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Buffalo Run

Come run with me, where there is no end, but, the edge of the cliff, where we all run to, run with the many, run free, as the plenty, come join us, we will be the herd heard, the family that runs together, that cares, that loves, come share, come be fair, come beware, come run with me!

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Alive & Moving

I woke up to four more inches of snow, so, i put out some tobacco and my first step was for strength for you to go on, for all who were weak, at this time, the second step was to give you some energy for this struggle, we call life, the third step was to help you to stand up to all those putting you down, the fourth step was to help you to stand tall in the winds of resistance, the fifth step was to join you in a big laugh, because, we all need healing, for all of us, that are are all still alive & moving.

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Ho, wah!

I got bacon grease in my wild rice, got bear grease on my trail, got moose droppings in my yard, wolf tracks on my road, and walleyes in my freezer, Ho, wah!, i got brown eyes and salt n pepper hair, more than beads and feathers, think, i got more haters than fans, Ho, wah! i be dancing and singing all the time, most the time in my own place, with some fry bread on my table and family all over the land, writing most days, glad, i’m so, old, i remember when there wasn’t no tv, ho wah! so, so, happy god made me a indian! Ho, wah! strong buffalo-dakota

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Like a Gray Day

Everyday fades into night, some with flash, others slowly dim into darkness. Some days stay gray all day long, some days are blue and bright, others are dark and wet or cold and harsh. Every life ends, every death arrives. Each and Every fades into night. Change and same move with them and those. I feel like a gray day that floats into a silent night! Everything fades! But, until it does, smile and enjoy the gift of being alive!

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Once Upon a Time

Upon the many roads of memories that one travels, the smell of death always seems to linger along with fears’ song, that suddenly it all came back, today, with the sound of car muffler and helicopter hovering overhead, like it never left or that it will always be with me. Guess, old soldiers fight the same war, over and over again, even if it’s only in the mind! 11.11.18 St. Paul, MN.

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IT IS SO

NOT SO LONG AGO, A WHITE BUFFALO ENTERED INTO OUR WORLD! SHE CHANGED COLORS AS WE SAW HER! IT IS SO! SHE CAME TO POINT OUT, GOOD FROM BAD AND GAVE US THE PEACEFUL GOOD WAY! IT IS SO! SHE LOVES US, WE LOVE HER! SHE IS OUR SAVIOR, OUR MESSIAH! IT IS SO! SHE IS A WHITE BUFFALO, SHE SAID SHE WOULD RETURN, AND SHE HAS! IT IS SO! SHE HAS SAVED US, NOT SO LONG AGO, IS NOW! IT IS SO! STRONG BUFFALO-DAKOTA