Monday, November 29, 2010

Darren M. Grine

Tradition of Survival

By Darren M. Grine

Life of harmony, has soon gone past
Visitors from the east, arrived all to fast
Time of transition, was this going to last
Concerns of the Sioux, we have to surpass

The land that was once theirs, is no more
Freedom once had, is gone and nevermore
Buffalo once hunted to sustain, is now a core
Their spirit, they could not take, is forevermore

Overcoming obstacles, it was all about strive
Storms and battles, they would always survive
Mother Earth bequeathed, allowing them to thrive
Taking only what was needed, surely glad to be alive

The Great Spirit allows all to believe
Recognizing all living things, this has to be
Every man and woman of the Sioux, has to agree
The pride of the Native People, is there to conceive

The people of the Sioux will always be strong
Giving thanks to Grandfather with dance and song
A past is kept in order teach the young so that they belong
Tradition of survival shall be taught, so that there will be no more wrong

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