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Power of Heat
by Rick Abasta

Monday, November 09, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Recent poems by Rick Abasta
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No false prophets.

Sweatlodge charlatan exposed
'Authentic' native experience
Completely run amok
Innocent lives lost

Spirituality for sale
The obvious clue
Exercise basic prudence
Phony Prescott healers

Strong medicine kills
If you disrespect
Stringent human purification
Has no tolerance

Native American culture
Cannot be replicated
False prophets preach
Do not listen

Cowboys and Indians
Still exist today
The Lone Ranger
Never became Tonto

True Indian therapy
Hot steam purges
Lifetime of sin
Time to repent

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/12/2009
A well written poem.take care
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/9/2009
I never thought of The Lone Ranger as Tonto. We grew up respecting the indian. I maybe a tenth Cherokee and a little Apache ( according to dad). We were taught indian lore. He even had a loom where he made indian head dresses, belts etc. WE always dressed as real as we could on a railroad conductors salary. I admire the strength in your words and I feel the inbetweens.
I thank you!
Susan
Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/9/2009
I like this a lot.
Much gold in this mine.

John
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