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PAINTING WITH WORDS POETRY: Lakota Prairie People.
Dancing against the wind, relentless
To the sun the prairie grass stretches.
Strong roots tethers the green plants
To Mother Earth’s skin in large patches.
The Lakota People living on this prairie
Have embedded in the grass their stories
And the wind sings through the blades
Whistling of the People’s joys and worries.
Generations have come and gone again
With each, laying new prairie grass seeds.
Their struggles have been hard and painful
For the People, the grass joys and weeps.
But as Winter lays the Prairie to sleep
The Creator works His great mystery,
That lends to Spring and renewal,
Giving strong faith and hope for the weary.
Faith is tested by the wind, relentless
While to the sun the People’s hope stretches.
Family roots grow deeper, like the plants.
Lakota Prairie People grow in large patches.
(dedicated to the Lakota People and their value of life!)
Poem from the collection of "PAINTING WITH WORDS POETRY.