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A Journey Too Late (Karena Series)
by Amber V Moonstone
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Journey back to the village proved to be too long, too late.

A Journey Too Late (Karena Series)

by Amber "V" Moonstone



The journey was long and tiring,
each evening Tumas fell into deep sleep,
I was to guard our safety and belongings.
The nights proved even longer than the days.

During the second week of our journey,
Tumas was strong enough to ride longer,
and I was able to sleep a bit more.
I call to my Eagle Spirit guide for strength.

Upon arriving at the outskirts of our village,
The morning sun was just about to rise,
I dismounted my horse to view my home,
Overwhelming feeling of doom fell upon me.

The village looked deserted,
no fires burning,
or horses in the village,
or warriors standing guard.

I looked at Tumas as he looked at me,
We knew, we were too late.
"Tumas, where have our people gone?"
"Karena we must face the worse possibility"

I ran as fast as I could toward my dwelling,
As I stood in the doorway praying and
Asking the Great Spirit to spare my children
My answers were unfounded.

There was not a sign of life anywhere,
The dwellings were stripped bare,
nothing was left behind.
This was a good sign for sure.

At least my people had time to flee,
and with the grace of the eagle,
and the mercy of the Great Spirit
they are all safe.

"Karena, we must go now, toward the east,
The eagle is flying low, he beckons us
we must follow him and get to safe ground,
I feel danger here, now, let's go, now"!

They run as fast as they can,
Mount their horses and gallop
toward the rising sun.
Karena looks back with tears in her eyes.

"Please Eagle Spirit guide, and Great Spirit,
bring us to safe ground,
lend us your wisdom and fortitude,
and allow us to have the opportunity
to share the rest of our lives with our beautiful children. They have waited so
very long for their father to return."


December 1609
Karena Eagle Medicine Woman


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Reviewed by Steve Ralph 11/12/2012
Perfect, I do hope they find safety, (as you can see I am fast becoming addicted to this series).
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 3/27/2010
Very good, and stirring. This is a very good book about Native Americans, I am sure of it. I can feel the simple and direct concern of the characters, and their spiritual reliance. Thank you for sharing this.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/26/2009
Ah, you were right! I did miss this one and I am so sorry! And a very good one indeed. Now to await the fate of the children so a family once more they will all be. What I do enjoy in these many chapters is the life you awaken, the stories that need to be told of the way it was.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/21/2009
The chapters of her life evoke such emotions to those of us whom have never thought about the other side of any nationalies given situation throughout history...
Your Novel will be a wonder gift to the literay world Amber. Your story episodes (though I lost my chapter place) your story episodes are the quality of a movie series, or a full blown movie. I would love to see it myself, a saga even...."Dances with wolves" was one of my all time favorite loves stories & "Karena Series" is just as beautiful!!
Much Love To You Always Beautiful Den Sister
Embracing You With Love
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/17/2009
WOW! What an excellent and profound truth story of many
tiring generations before US!
Love this series Viv (Amber)
Warmest of Blessings and WARMEST of Hugs, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExooo
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/17/2009
A very troubling chapter in the series,makes me hope they find their people and especially their children. Excellent write Amber!

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/17/2009
I enjoyed this very much. Being part Mohawk perhaps awoke a silent chord within me, as I saw myself building a hiding place in the woods in advance of some impending threat. Thank you so very much for this write. Vibrant word pictures!
Your friend, J'nia
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/16/2009
Again we're swept along in the poetry of your journey,
knowing sadly (from the history of why we're here) that
the journey of hope is ever too late. -gene.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 1/16/2009
A am enjoying your spiritual adventure. Blessings
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/16/2009
Another magical episode of this series that opens the minds to the realms of the other world...

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 1/16/2009

This poem is so interesting, this could be extended into a wonderful story!!! Enjoyed this!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/16/2009

You take us back by looking forward. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/16/2009
This is great Amber..can't wait to see what is next..Great Job!
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 1/16/2009
I will have to catch up to the rest of this saga. If they're as good as this one, the hunt will be worth it.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/16/2009
I love this series, Amber; you really get into your characters' minds! Well done; brava!

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

Love it so much I'm adding it to my library~ :)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/16/2009
another wonderful chapter
In the Karena series
Most enjoyable write Amber
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/16/2009
Wonderful!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/16/2009
This is so sad yet written so beautifully as we look forward to more Amber. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/16/2009
The saga continues with a smooth flow, like a tranquil river tiptoing though an enchanted forest.


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