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One Tribe
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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One Tribe




We gather together today,
Brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles,
And it struck me how things never change,
Though the years fall like autumn leaves,
Leaving a blanket of beauty on the earth below,
And we lay to rest one of our own…

The scene was so strange to see,
For as I look around me,
I see a line of division so keen…

My father’s tribe stands to the left,
Speaking their native tongue,
They are a quiet people,
And they whisper softly when they talk,
All the men so tall and brave,
And I realized,
I didn’t know very many of their names…

My mother’s people are small and loud,
Talking to loudly,
Laughing too often,
Their eyes shine like glass-

They stood on the right,
In bright colored clothes,
And I listened as they laughed…

Telling each other,
Remembering the stories,
Of all the things you once did…
But still it struck me odd,
That it looked like two
Separate tribes…

It was the children that caught my eye,
They did not seem to know,
That someone had died,
And they played together,
As though they were one tribe…
The quiet and the shy,
The loud and brave,
Stood side by side…

And I realized in that moment,
The hope for the future,
Lay in those tender hands…
For they did not speak the same dialect,
Yet found a way to say,
“Come on let’s play…”

So when it came my turn to speak,
I could not help but to forget the words
I had so carefully planned,
And shared instead all I had seen,
Hoping you would understand-
On this lovely autumn day,
That line of division,
I have seen through out my life,
Disappeared today…

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Reviewed by serenety L 6/19/2003
Excellent. You painted a great pic of the Indians. Loved reading it. S.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/19/2003
You make the reader become part of the story in the most amazing and beautiful way. I could feel the different tribes become one with your words. A child will lead us :-)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/18/2003
always powerful, meaningful and outstanding !
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 6/18/2003
Excellent write dear friend. You are so kind to write this. Keep it up.

Huggs
Reviewed by jude forese 6/18/2003
excellent write! powerful significance...
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 6/18/2003
A truly exceptional write, with a powerful message. Wonderful...children are the key to the future...always. ~Trish~
Reviewed by Nancy D. 6/18/2003
Great write, only if all tribes would come together that easy.

Nancy
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/18/2003
6-18-03

My Favorite Thing To Write About, No Doubt Z Best!

TRASK
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 6/18/2003
i love this,, and i think it is true of all walks of lik=fe it seems that way anytime my own family get together they all go off into their own little cliques, as you say like seperate tribes,
beautifuly written Retta
steve
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 6/18/2003
Love the conclusion to this beautifully touching poem! Wonderful message...
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/18/2003
Rhetta this is AWESOME and you do the great spirits proud...what wisdom, truth and wonder you have expelled from within this noble write for all to sit, read, learn and ponder!!!!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 6/18/2003
You relayed this intensely, Retta. Excellent write.
Amor
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 6/18/2003
Reindeer, yes, the children of the future. such a shame that they can'
t hold onto that little part of them where there is no "line of division"
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/18/2003
always a joy to read you!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/18/2003
intriguing write, reindeer, and so well done! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 6/18/2003
Retta, this is so poignant...from the intelligence of children and their innate intuition, to the adults who hopefully see what you seen that day... this gives hope....thank you for sharing....
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/18/2003
(((reindeer)))

this is absolutely stunning in its presentation--well done

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 6/18/2003
A spellbinding write ... I enjoyed this so much!

~Joseph
Reviewed by nevine Al Seidi (Reader) 6/18/2003
Great thought and translation of a noble sentiment.
Nevine
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/18/2003
You are such an insightful writer. It's always a joy to read your works!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/18/2003
Retta, excellent write. Children know the universal language.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 6/18/2003
Retta,
This is awesome and your pic is so
beautiful.
I love your poetry!!!
Peggy
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 6/18/2003
written like a vision quest it brought me right into the fold.

Wonderfully written
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 6/18/2003
GM, Retta
You always write with great clarity. I never have to try to read between the lines. Your work is a complete joy to read! Thank You for writing this great read.


tony
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 6/18/2003
:) Wonderful message in this intriguing piece, Retta!! Better futures are held in the hands of children...
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