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Shawnee Wherever You Go
by Paul A Drouillard
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The Shawnee, Shaawanwaki, Shaawanooki and Shaawanowi lenaweeki,are an Algonquian-speaking people native to North America. Historically they inhabited the areas of Ohio.


Shawnee Wherever You Go

There is a song in Ohio
Its plays in the wind
Winter Spring Summer and Fall
And when I close my eyes
I can hear it again
It’s a sound that I love most of all

The sweet voices I hear
Are like a soft lullabies
Chants that puts you to ease
The birds and the crickets
Like a duet reply
It can put you down on your knees

A walk though the forest
Is good for the soul
Each step there's a wonder to view
And its sounds are a chorus
That puts on a show
Nature can do things to you

This valley was home
To the Ohio tribes
This is where the Shawnee once roamed
How I feel their presence
Is hard to describe
But when it hits it don't leave you alone

The heart of a people
Stays with the land
If you are an Indian you know
Ohio is a place
That binds with a man
And there are Shawnee wherever you go

-Drouillard


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Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/4/2010
Keep 'em coming Paul, I am beginning to really understand and appreciate Native Americans through your poetry.
Best regards,
David
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/3/2010
The best part of history is to walk in the footsteps of others and imaging what they went through and how they survived...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Bidwell 8/3/2010
Deeply touching.
I so often walk hiking trails thinking of what once was- and who once was. I've always wished there was some Indian blood in me. I never knew my uncle Jack- but he always spoke that way.
The forest is alive with memories too.
Beautiful poem.

John



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