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I love the land...
by Georg E Mateos

Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Thousand years ago America hadn't a name, it was a expanse of land without lines of demarcation or barbed wire, the rivers were pristine, the earth fertile and giving plentiful and the people walking on it living in peaceful harmony because all cretures where brothers and sisters.
Then, came "civilized" man...







I love the land that goes from the ice world
down to the shores where Comanche teepees
will get the murmur of the gentle going waves
from the brothers Aztecas warm running sea.

I love the land that goes from the sunup coast
to the sundown one traveled by so many winds,
with scars made with ever crisscrossing rivers
and high mountains touching the skies of Him.

I love this land that saw my ancestors going by,
a faithful long line tribe their tracks following,
until, on an empty place, the Medicine Man said,
“stop, this will be the site of our Nation, here!”

I love the land with a great lake made of buffalo,
moving on the prairie like waves by the breeze,
as the eagles tells to Manitou up in the skies that
my people’s Nation has settled down in peace.

I love the land which rumble from time to time
a mother protesting misbehave of her offspring,
like when young unruly ones go stealing horses
trying becoming braves, how foolish they can be?

I love the land with so many mighty great rivers
where sister bear and her cubs can find their fish,
and the deep forest with so many places to hide
and where all my brothers wolves can roam free.

I love the land and I told our Medicine Man,
“when I die, follow to the letter my last wish,
make a great pyre of dead wood and put me there,
ignite the fire until there is nothing left of me.”

I love the land that my ancestors went by, but this
land is not the same, it was converted into a wish.




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Reviewed by Wendy Cooper (Reader) 6/8/2008
It makes you rather ashamed of what "civilized" man did to a wonderful, proud people.

Great poem, very well written.
Wendy
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/30/2008
To live off the earth out of respect is truly inspiring... we are not so smart now. Excellent write Georg!
Christine
Reviewed by John Leko 5/30/2008
...again one of your best Georg...words to tell the story of a time...when land was so much more...than what it became.
my respect for this beautiful work...
John
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/30/2008
A beautiful write which made me long for the simplicity of such a time when the land belonged to no one...
Cryssa
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/30/2008
"...I love the land with a great lake made of buffalo,
moving on the prairie like waves by the breeze,...' '...I love the land and I told our Medicine Man,
“when I die, follow to the letter my last wish,
make a great pyre of dead wood and put me there,
ignite the fire until there is nothing left of me.”..."
understable and honorable.





Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/30/2008
"I love the land" says so much and sings in the hearts of those who care love peace, nature and humanity.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/30/2008
"Then came 'civilized' man."

And we spread like locusts, taking whatever we wanted, without regard for who or what we trampled down. We call ourselves 'civilized,' but in reality, we were land grabbing terrorists.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/30/2008
Great Write George
Great Visuals Too
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Vickie
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/30/2008
VERY-VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 5/29/2008
i love this piece Georg...it must have been majestic to live in such a world
Reviewed by H Cruz 5/29/2008
Our teachers tell us that all things within this universe wheel know of their harmony with every other thing, and know how to give away one to the other; except man, it is we alone who do not begin our lives with knowledge of this great harmony. Our determining spirit can be made whole only by the learning of our harmony with all creatures and our brothers and sisters. We must do this to find our place within the medicine wheel. To determine this place we must learn to give away! {From Seven Arrows}
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/29/2008
I truly love this poem, Georg, you know how connected I am to "the land" and it's people.
I am going to Virginia to study and research the Native Americans in the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay area for my Karena books. I shall carry this poem with me when I go and walk the same ground that I shall be writing about. Wish me well and may the Great Spirit keep you safe and well.
Peace, love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/29/2008
Anything I say here is superfluous, it is too rich in the admiration of it that I cannot find words, but I can say one thing, I love it,
you are truly chief much wampum in medicine bag.
with respect! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 5/29/2008
Enjoyed, Safi
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/29/2008
I think North Americans in general loved the land but also in the quest to tame it...killed it.

Fee
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/29/2008
That guy in the pic looks alot like you, bro'...maybe you are truly reincarnated...e & R
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/29/2008
Great historical writing, can feel the rivers rushing by and being able to canoe on them. Freedom was truly good then and the peoples were united in one thing, keeping their lives going, A gread pile of wood just would cremate you. Good thinking and put your ashes over the land that you love.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/29/2008
Georg, you paint words like a master and I get to see the beauty of the land you love.A superb sharing that gives a powerful message!

Love,'
ET
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/29/2008
Wow Georg, this sure leave an imprint on ones mind, very powerful write, someone else is getting more like fine wine I think. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/29/2008
Very powerful indeed,well gone dear man...Hugss..be safe and well
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/29/2008

This is wonderfully wise... "I love the land..." is painted with the colors of the rainbow of wisdom.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/29/2008
Powerful, powerful poem and what a way with words you have "I love the land which rumble from time to time
a mother protesting misbehave of her offspring" The last lines are just incredible
"I love the land that my ancestors went by, but this
land is not the same, it was converted into a wish."
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/29/2008
Time and civilization moves on as it expands beyond yesterdays boundaries.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/29/2008
Excellent write, George; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <



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