Here is today’s offering of poetry. Jake, this one’s for you bud:
The fire is dancing tonight and the winds are talking Dancers from past lives enter the circle Leading me back and forth through the history of myself The mind searches as the spirit dances
The drums…dancing to the heartbeat Memories of long ago insights to the future I hear the winds whispering my sweat lodge dreams I see Sungmanitu tanka (the wolf) my guide
He shows me the ancestors, not mine They are not Lakota, or Tsalagi, or Iroquois But they are all Nations, one Nation Speaking with wisdom to share with each other
Yesterdays create todays and promises of tomorrow The lies will die with the smoke And the whispers of the winds are clear and loud And we shall all see the return of the buffalo AHO
I know we all have different beliefs of who the higher power is in our lives. But, what we ALL must remember is that there IS a higher power and we must have faith in that power to see us through the bad times. Just remember–you can never have rainbows without storms.