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A Mystic Thing
by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A Lone Eagle Feather

A Mystic Thing
By La Belle Rouge

In Honor Of The Strength Of My Cherokee Ancestors....

freedom is a mystic thing
it blooms as the bright desert rose
it presses its way through granite
it survives, no boundaries knows
freedom of the heart can never
be caged nor fettered in chains
free thought will forever survive
it beyond all adversity remains

the eagles' cries incline my flight
to realms where darkness recedes
and i stand upright clothed in light
a lone feather to grace my hair
the eagle and i, not afraid to fly
our vast domain is everywhere

they believed they took it all
our language, our sacred land
our names, our god, our freedom
thinking we’d no longer stand
but freedom is a mystic thing
and we yet arise on eagle wings
the songs of the ancients
still heard from afar yet ring
though the hills our spirits roam

9/18/2007 La Belle Rouge

“Poetry, Soul Whispers”

Music "Native Drums"


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Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 9/19/2007

"...freedom of the heart can never
be caged nor fettered in chains...'
'freedom is a mystic thing"
I feel these words and embrace them.
Wonderfully written and spiritually understood.

Continued blessings to you LaBelle in all you do,

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 9/19/2007
Though the She Wolf lays by the hunters fire she has not become docile, even though she accepts scraps from his hand! One day she will disappear like a wisp of smoke, once again to find the freedom she was denied! I LOVE YOU! Shadow Woman
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/19/2007
but freedom is a mystic thing
and we yet arise on eagle wings
the songs of the ancients
still heard from afar yet ring
though the hills our spirits roam

Lovely and meaningful sentiments, Belle. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/19/2007
A sad thing, is that Indians knew/know how to live at one with creation, such wisdom we should have learned from, they were/are awake to life, most of our world lives whilst asleep, and dying without waking..

Nice one....
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/19/2007
La Belle what a beautiful tribute you share with us. Thank you.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/19/2007

You have put the true native back into the land. Bless You Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/19/2007
Stunning reflection La Belle!!

Lov eTinka
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/18/2007
Ancestors pass down many gifts. To honor yours in this humble and special way tells us, all, that freedom is also a matter of heart.

Your honor to your heritage speaks of your nature and your desire to listen to the hills where your ancestral spirits roam, and pay them homage.

Reviewed by H Cruz 9/18/2007
Awesome reflection! Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Michael Guy 9/18/2007
This sure is a classic beauty--better go in your next book! Cool thing about reading you, you just keep learning stuff I wouldn't have imagined. You should read "A Cherokee Feast of Days" by Joyce Sequiche Hifler: major inspiration behind my song: "Comanche" (just the verse part)
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 9/18/2007
Poignant and true. Well done.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/18/2007
Nice juxtaposing of what freedom is. All the descriptions you used are aptly undergirded with the need for strength and the tangible application of such.

If - by using 'mystic' as the adjective - you mean beyond ordinary understanding, or not easily percieved by our senses, or grasped by the mind - I must agree with your contention LaBelle.

Freedom is also intemperately influenced by many aspects of individual and collective pride ... the pride of culture, the pride of personal vision or expressionism, the individual or tribes pride to act, or think, or speak without outwardly imposed constraints - given these possibilities this write can easily take on a new dimension which gives it a universal application.

An earnest healthy tribute to the Cherokee ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by John Leko 9/18/2007
with no forever boundaries...we remain close to the earth...remembering tribal thoughts and travels...native American dreams.
beauty in this pen...
Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/18/2007
Beautiful verse about a strong and proud nation. I loved the verse, "it presses its way through granite". This shows the real strength and determination of the Native American. Very enjoyable read.
With my best regards,
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 9/18/2007
Dear Belle,

A wonderful tribute to Native Americans. They have so much wisdom to offer if we only open our hearts and listen.

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 9/18/2007
Beautifull tribute to our Native roots, yours Cherokee, mine Choctaw. Really am a descendant of a Choctaw Princess. This tells our story beautifully just as the lady who wrote it is.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/18/2007
More like the words of a flying tigress.
If freedom is a mystic thing, then, you most be freedom!
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/18/2007
I feel them as I roam my beloved Smokies. Always near, a whisper here and there, in the land that the white man "annexed."

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/18/2007
Belle, I do not know if I have Cherokee in my background, but by God, I feel so connected to this it is resonating throughout my body.
I love this poem, and your heart is so pure...By far, one of your stellar writes..
Much, Peace, Love, and Light, dear spirit sister,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Morning Star 9/18/2007
This is a powerful tribute to your Cherokee ancestors!
Beautifully written and conveyed
I'm not of the Native descent but
I LOVE the Native Culture sometimes
I feel that I am!!!
Excellent imagery ad flow and a great sentiment tribute!
Beautifully written and conveyed
Love Peace and hugssss....Morning Star
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/18/2007
VEry beautiful and can almost hear the sound of the native drums in the background.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/18/2007
A most beautiful write, Tigress Labelle; very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Makes me kinda' wish I had some Native Blood in me....*sigggggh* None whatsoever; I'm a total Paleface! LOL
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/18/2007
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY A POWERFUL STRONGWILLED REDHEAD COULD WRITE LIKE THIS! MORE, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love holly
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/18/2007
You honor your Cherokee ancestors in beautiful lines, La Belle, and make me wish I were a part of the Sisterhood! :) Wado (thank you in Cherokee). :) *That's all I know LOL* O, and wasichu (whiteman, in Lakota-Sioux).

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 9/18/2007
Beautiful thing <>love * Ted

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