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a good day to die
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

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father
i feel the bullet slam into me
i fall to the ground but there is no pain
it is a mortal wound
today is a good day to die

father
my blood spills upon the plains
i have lived well
i have fought well
today is a good day to die

father
i will soon be walking in the spirit world
joining the old ones who have come before
i hear their voices telling me
today is a good day to die

father
i do not have much time
the darkness draws near
but i am not afraid
today is a good day to die

father
do not be sad
i hear the voices of the old ones
i will be joining them soon
today is a good day to die

father
i sing my death song now
i have lived and fought honorably
tell mother not to cry or forget me
today is a good day to die

(C) karla dorman, 2003

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Reviewed by 000 000 2/7/2010
You have captured the spirit of a warriors death!
Love and sunshine, Carol3Hawks
Reviewed by Josephine Linville 9/8/2007
All I can say is wow and that it has touched me.
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 10/17/2003
This is just the most beautiful thing you've written....I love it!!!!
Hugs...Melissa
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 10/14/2003
Hi Karla
This is Really Cool! One of my favorites of yours,
as well. Vicky
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 10/9/2003
Karla...one of ure very best.....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 10/9/2003
This epitomizes the fact that you have a true warriors soul! Your words are majestic as well as artistic. You truly know how to pour your passion on a written page. So very excellent!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/9/2003
Karla, I am in shivering tears here... I would love to see the picture that prompted this poem in you.. It is truly the warrior Spirit, but it's not calling you, Karla. It's telling you, you are a warrior woman... your spirit is strong and true... they know their kind by their spirits... excellent write, Karla, it's already in my library... stay strong, love and hugs back at ya....
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 10/9/2003
This touched me Karla...I feel like this many times...powerful write here...and kind of how I am feeling right now...so I really related to it..sad poem...touching my heart....floria
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/9/2003
Karla is is amazing, the spirit and force behind it. One of your very best.
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 10/9/2003
In a word "Outstanding". I feel this one and I am in awe, it sounds as if the ancients are speaking to us through you. < < < < < <HUGS>>>>> Mikii
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/9/2003
Somewhat different from you but well written Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 10/9/2003
A clever and creative poem. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/9/2003
Wonderfully done poem, keep up the great work!
God Bless
~Michelle~
Reviewed by jude forese 10/9/2003
wise and provocative...
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 10/9/2003
And how wonderful it would be to recognize that moment. To be so at peace with oneself and others. Good words, Karla. Thank you for posting this.

Carmen
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 10/8/2003
A most wonderful tribute to a cultural tradition. Those words have touched me ever since I first heard them in "Little Big Man". I love how you expanded on this thought.

(((hugs)))

~Jackie~
Reviewed by Nancy D. 10/8/2003
Something totally different for you, excellent work.

Nancy
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/8/2003
Ah Karla, it seems as though you have found your words quite nicely. As for this poem, it strikes a chord for some reason within...with past depressions I have always thought of the term, " a good day to die!" As it is here, regarding the indian brave killed on the battlefield, when we die in battle for that which we believe in, any day is a good day to die...Peace & Thanks for an expecially eye opening piece, ED
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/8/2003
Very well done! Today was a good day to read your poem!!
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 10/8/2003
Chilling write Karla! Eerie! Content is good though but it is a touchy subject some might say. Although those who have illnesses, or disabilites, are not afraid to talk of death. I think I shall write a poem. You have inspired me, THANKS!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/8/2003
This is a truly excellent and wonderfully expressive write Karla!
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 10/8/2003
Very interesting piece. Good job.
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 10/8/2003
I just finished reading a book about the Indian removal. IE: The trail of tears among other things. It just boggles ones minds what the native Americans endured. And it lays so heavy on my heart.

What a wonderful write hun.. Thank you.

Melanie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/8/2003
Good warrior write!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/8/2003
This was so excellent Karla..beautifully written!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/8/2003
terrific write, karla; powerfully and eloquent in its statement. very well done! truly enjoyed~! (((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sue Hess 10/8/2003
this is wonderful, i love to read and write american indian poetry and this seems to be of that genre and it is excellent
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