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A New Life With Standing Bear (Karena Series)
by Amber V Moonstone
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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another poem in the Karena Eagle Medicine Woman series.

"A New Life with Standing Bear"

by Amber "V" Moonstone 3/02/07

The Storm is coming,
The babies are crying,
The elders are urging
for us to take flight.

I know, I have spoken
to the great spirit.
If we don't leave
our tribe will parish.

Slowly, I gather food,
firewood, and blankets.
We must journey, North
and find our warriors.

We must flee,
Not only due to the impending storm,
but the deadly war that is coming.
We must save our tribe.

I have given the women
the message from the Great Spirit,
they have chosen to stay.
I take my family and flee.

Oh, Tomas, please guide us,
on this stormy eve,
help me to find shelter
and know your children will be free.

We leave during the night sky,
guided by the light of the full moon,
I with child, and two little ones.
We travel till dawn.

Weary and tired from the journey,
I come upon a brook overflowing.
I cannot think straight,
How am I going to cross this?

In the distance I see a canoe
Oh my, it's from an enemy tribe.
Fearless, I stand my ground,
and we are rescued by this warrior.

The Great Spirit is with me,
I shall be brave and go without fear.
We awake at sunset,
refreshed and renewed.

I hear my children laughing,
I cannot believe my eyes.
there standing in the circle of play
is my Tomas.

I begin to weep and run to him,
he looks at me blankly,
and does not recognize me.
I feel faint and collapse on the ground.

The next evening,
I am welcomed with my new baby girl.
This warrior, brings her to me.
He tells me his name is "Standing Bear"

I feel safe and hopeful,
I shall settle with this warrior
I will make a clean new start
and bring my healing powers here.

Karena "Eagle Medicine Woman" 1609

author's notes: another entry in Karena Eagle Medicine Woman series of poetry. Peace, love, and light,
Amber "Vivianna" Moonstone

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Reviewed by Michael Guy 3/5/2008
If you ever write a novel it will be telling & concise as this is a sort of poetic novel! Dramatic and full of emotion & action! I'll have to check out the others in the series - Great Idea and as composer of "Symphony on Native American Themes (1996)" I'm thrilled to know of this series (sorry I hadn't noticed sooner)
best, michael
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/4/2008
Esquisite Poetic tale Amber
a pleasure to have read this polished diamond
among the stars of the heavens.
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/3/2008
Intriguing and realistic, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/3/2008
Your Eagle Medicine Woman Series - is wonderful.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/3/2008
Thank you Amber for taking us along your journey, greatly enjoyed.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/3/2008
"Buffalo-in-the-sky," Medicine Man of Oglala Sioux Nation, enjoy very much Medicine Woman storytelling.
Manitu will be pleased.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/2/2008
i enjoy your writing here as you paint a cleasr picture with your words
Reviewed by Morning Star 3/2/2008
This is a beautiful continuation of the story
Of the medicine woman
Your words captured a stunning vividness
And imagery Brilliant writing!!
Peace Love and hugssss...Morning Star
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/2/2008
Excellent writing sweet lady,stay safe and well...Hugssssssssss
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/2/2008
Superb writing
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/2/2008
Amber this is a beautiful story filled with wonders...looking forward the next one...excellent series

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/2/2008
Amber, you took us on a journey full of wonderful visions. Amazing to think how we live in such a different world. I will look forward to a continuation.
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/2/2008
From poems such as this legends grow.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/2/2008
Beautifully imaged and penned, Amber, I love this series -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/2/2008
Superb, and best of luck.
However I thought standing bare I was going to see Amber in her first set of clothes, kinda like Eve. but hey ho, i'll get over it...

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