The Moon Calls to Bravewarrior - a Poem

Do you see the bottom left flat side of the moon?  I gurantee you, it won't be fully round for two days. My Cherokee eyes have not failed me yet!
Do you see the bottom left flat side of the moon? I gurantee you, it won't be fully round for two days. My Cherokee eyes have not failed me yet! | Source
Cherokee Indian Hunting.
Cherokee Indian Hunting. | Source
Cherokee Cabin in North Carolina.
Cherokee Cabin in North Carolina. | Source


The Moon and I

Have a connection.

It leads me in my direction.


The Moon speaks to my Cherokee Spirit –


I never fail to predict its fullness –


Ever.


The Moon sets the clarity on which I lie

In anticipation of the newly arising sun

By which a new day’s dawning will

Give me purpose.


The Moon speaks to my Cherokee Spirit.


I revel in its still revelations.


I discover myself and redeem my invocation.


The Moon is my Star,

the Guiding Light of my Cherokee Soul.


I look to the sky for Cherokee’s Gods and

That of White Man


I revel in both.


I am Bravewarrior!


Peace,

Bravewarrior



Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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I have Cherokee on both sides of my mom's family. I was never chastised for my heritage, however I can relate to this song.

© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Lovely work my friend, but then I expect that from you. Well done, Sha! I wish for you peace, love, and happiness today and always.

love,

bill


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Bill knowing how you feel about poetry, and this one follows no pattern other than how it came to my soul, I am honored that you are the first to lay a bed on my feathers. I love you, my friend!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

bravewarrior,

Such a great poem by one who feels the sounds of the drums. I love writing poems and stories about American Indians.

I have Indian ancestors---so my cousins says and he did our family tree.

Thanks again for sharing.

Bobbi Purvis


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Nice poem. In my opinion, you captured the mood and image via your words. Thank you


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful! i loved the feel of this poem as I read it! thank you for sharing! up and awesome!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Well, as you might imagine, I am thrilled to see you getting in touch with this side of "you". Great job Shauna.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Shauna - A person isn't half of anything, they are completely themselves. Heritage only means something to the bigot for the most part. I have Italian in my heritage, and I did love Italy when I was there, but I'm me, and have to live with that. I'm not my father, or grandfather, or beyond that. I'm me, and you're you! Both human beings in a screwed up world looking for answers to questions that most ignore asking. Yet, knowing where one came from is not bad, but where we're going is more important. Strong poem! : )


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Stellar heritage poetry, my friend! I could hear the drums beating and smell the smoke rising into the air.

Seriously, any of us with Native American Indian blood understand the special pride we feel for our ancestors.

Tonight when you look up at the moon, those little lights making their way across the sky are your fireflies.

Beckie XO


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Bobbie, thank you for your lovely comment. I was looking at the moon last night determining it will be full on Tuesday when the words struck me like a drum!

Mhatter, I'm so glad you got and appreciated my drift!

btrbell, thank you for stopping by an leaving such a wonderful comment!

Linda, I love my Cherokee heritage. It's not much percentage wise, but it's strong in my spirit.

Rich, my bloodline is actually Italian, English, Irish, German, Scottish and Cherokee - in that order. I'm kinda all over the place!

Beckie, you know how much I love my fireflies - and you!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Wonderful my dear friend;you are so talented and those words truly came from the heart I know.Thanks again and here's to many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Eddy, I think you played a big part in my inspiration. You and the moon, of course!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful. I have Indian lineage too. They were a proud people. Thank you..Beautiful pictures..


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

If Americans could live life with the Indian mindset, we would be a loving people. We would share our wares and teach oneness with the world. Yet White Man had to diminish the American Indian to nothing in order to reap profit from their land. That, my friend, was the beginning of our end!


Auspoof 4 years ago

Yup...XO kid !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Enjoyed much and pics and video. You have much to be proud of. Passing this on.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Rasma. Have a wonderful day!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Beautiful piece!!! So well done, I loved it! Up and awesome! :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Sheila!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Very beautiful as always Sha!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you my dear friend, Spy! I'd love to see more of your poetry again!!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Brave warrior.. I have Cherokee on my dad;s side.. we are from the he is from Cherokee NC.. we have family there.. I love this poem.. simply awesome.. my kind of poetry

Merry Christmas

Debbie


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Debbie, I have Cherokkee on both sides of my Mom's family. They were from Missouri. Love the Cherokee! I'm glad you liked it.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

This striking poem reminds me of a novel I've read a long time ago about a young Cherokkee boy and his family. Can't remember the title! But I was so impressed with the respect this race had for Nature and their humble approach towards life. While most races have an arrogant and self-righteous approach.

Voted up and amazing: The seeds of our personality are in our genes.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Martie, this is the best comment I could have received! Yes, the Cherokee were a proud, land and nature loving tribe. I'm proud to have a tad of their blood coursing through my veins!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

What an awesome song by an fabulous entertainer to go along with your amazing poem!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Linda. I think Half-breed is my favorite Cher song.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Mmmmm...Shauna, i sooo understand that...feeling - that something that is such a small part of you - seems to hold so much sway! I feel the same way about my 'libraism' - and - i'm not that big a supporter of the zodiac..lol

None the less - i feel the attributes of a libra move me and govern me - so - i get you perfectly..

voting up and sharing onward..

(i love halfbreed tooo...lol)


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Leslie, you're a trip! And the best..... Thanx for sharing!


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Fantastic poem, brave! You expressed your feelings beautifully and I could almost feel the moonbeams calling. :)


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

So nice to see you back, Terrye! I was wondering about you the other day and now here you are! I hope you are doing well.


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epigramman 3 years ago

..this is so awesome because of your cultural and heritage connection.

I just love looking at the moon over my lake all year round but the only thing I am looking at right now is lots and lots of snow in a big storm here. Sending you warm wishes for the holiday season and health and happiness in the new year too - lake erie time ontario canada 11:39pm


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Epi, it's not snowing here in Central Florida, but it's coooollllddd! The moon was full last night, did you notice?


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful poem. I loved the sentiment about the moon running through it.

Can´t wait to read more of your work


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Dim Flaxenwick, I don't post often, but I have many in my repertoire. I'm thrilled you found this. The moon calls to me and is more true than Man. Does that sound cold? Perhaps, but it is the truth of my soul.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Shauna,

Love this poem so much, you are such a talented soul in quite a variety of styles. I have always been a fan of Native Americans. How something that is a small part of your bloodline can have such a profound effect is awesome. beautifully written oh bravewarrior!

Voted up, awesome, interesting, shared and pinned to poetry.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Suzi, I'm surprised to see you in this corner of my circle. (I know - that makes no sense!) I wasn't aware you like poetry. Thanx for your awesome comment. My 'variety of styles' is proving to be a bit troublesome for me. I'm in the process of working ideas to build a website/blog but I don't know which niche to capture. As you can see, I'm not really set on a single niche. I'm all over the place depending on where my creativity takes me!

Thanx so much for the shares. Whoo hoo!! :-)


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

I like your connection with your heritage, a proud inner spirit that guides you through this life journey. We find strength and inspiration from many sources, and I love that you have reached to your ancestors for some of your strength.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Flourish, I think it's more like they have reached to me. It's a part of my spirit. I think that's a gift and not something that I really reached for. I'm sure they are pleased I embrace their gift. And so am I!


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clivewilliams 20 months ago from Nibiru

good poem indian


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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Clive!


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Sparklea 17 months ago from Upstate New York

Bravewarrior This is truly one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read! Voted up and awesome! LOVE the accompanying pictures, especially the moon and the log cabin. LOVE your statement, 'the moon sets the clarity on which I lie in anticipation of the newly arising sun by which a new days dawning will give me purpose' WOW, what a way to start the day with those beautiful words. I am a 'moon' watcher, I LOVE looking at the moon, it is such a miracle from God. ...the guiding light of my Cherokee soul...WOW, if I were a teacher and you my student I would give you an A PLUS on this one. Your heart and soul shine throughout this exquisite piece of writing! God bless always Sparklea :)


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bravewarrior 17 months ago from Central Florida Author

Lea, I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your amazing comment; I'm having computer problems.

I can't tell you how much this beautiful comment means to me. You've made my day!

Thank you for sharing this and the A+!

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