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  Spirit Wind
by Walt Hardester
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Listening, thinking, feeling.

I sit in silence taking in the view,
Thinking about the land.
I flash back to times gone by,
When almost 60,000 Creek and the Cherokee called this land home,
And lived in peace.
Tribes fought from time to time,
But they never waged war.
Never taking more than needed the land flourished under their care,
There was enough for them and enough to share.
Their mountains served them well and they respected and revered them.
British explorers saw the trees of the Appalachian forests as masts for the King's armada.
Then gold was discovered in here in Georgia.
I sit in silence, the wind blows and I can still feel them here.
Spirit winds still roaming their mountains.†

(c)2010 Walt Hardester†††††††

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/29/2010
Never taking more than needed the land flourished under their care,
There was enough for them and enough to share.

Truly we should have learned from them. Thank you, Walt. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/7/2010
This is a masterpiece, Walt. Enjoyed very much
Reviewed by Michael Guy 1/24/2010
And I think you really did sit and reflect on this in their ancient mountain home! I do too, and there are some facts in here I didn't know. And so true, they lived with the Land and Spirit NOT against it in mad competition. Thanks for this important poetic reflection...
Later, Michael
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 1/22/2010
Love it, Walt. The way you blended history, the sadness of what man has done to man and nature, all blended perfectly with the touch of a skilled poet. The picture is perfect for the poem, too.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/21/2010
a wonderful offering...
& also a really awesome bio pic
streched out on your bow
peace & Inspiration "Spirit Wind"
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/20/2010
You have put life to your words Walt. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs Rose
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/20/2010
Never taking more than needed the land flourished under their care,
There was enough for them, and enough to share.

For hundreds and hundred of years, too. And how sadly fast, we changed all that.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/20/2010
You could have tittled this one "About Land's Rape" because from a pristine land it is now more like a sewer we will left behind. No heritage to our children's children.


Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/19/2010
Walt, yes the wind does possess the spirit of the elders and the natives passed on...I go to Virginia where the Powhatan people have lived for many many generations. We as white men, stole so much from these peace loving nature preserving people. This is why I continue to write my Karena series, we must always remember those people who were here way before the white man ever stepped foot on this country.

I love your sentiments in the very well written poem.
Nice read, thank you,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/19/2010
well written-so sad what has been taken from the natives and from the land
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/19/2010
Exceptiional write my friend and the images you paint with your words are striking, I too could almost feel their pressence just from reading this...
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/19/2010
You're close to Blood Mountain. Go there and you'll feel the spirit of the Cherokee and Choctaw. The mountains was red after war, hence the name. I'd love to sit on the side of a mountain with you sometime.
Great poem.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/19/2010
Their spirits still watch over the land, will hear their voices on the wind. Wonderful poem Walt, a pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/19/2010
SWEET walt- What a Masterful Truth spoken Poem, There Spirit is My Spirit! To have and keep "KINDNESS" in the Heart for our fellow man,woman, Child, Animal! This Poem I will Treasure! Thank You! Walt! I loved the loving essence in this picture! We have a Town (5 mint's from us) that is Historical off Rte 44 in REHOBOTH MASS, and a Book out because Rehoboth was an Indian Reservation/Life for (part) of them was here! I don't remember what part, I think it's Lakoata..
You stir a lot in my Heart! I still Chersih/treasure pow wows, an inklin of their once Hard Life! GREAT POEM!
Read on!
BLessings of Peace and Harmony Sustain thee (YOU) SOULFUL_PurplePassionsSHEEoxxo
Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/19/2010
There has been some significant land preserved near me. Land which used to hold the Lenope.
I'm planing a hike tomorrow- Appalacian Trail- and to remember them.
Much enjoyed.


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