Georgios A.V. By Georgios A.V., 13th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A brave (Long Warrior, a real person of the 18th century), stands "tall" in the snow, thinking of how he will find food for his tribe, to endure the winter.



White solemn smoke from distant hearths rising,
Cherokee spirit of his ancestors in a white vastness,
a spotted appaloosa, chestnut-white, vapor-snorting
the snow is abundant, and the game scarce or less.

All platitudes by wise-tribes-men appear visceral,
but within he feels it.. Icy plains with an outrageous,
erasing of buffalo tracks, strange to signs conferral,
oppose of his elders sacrifices and Great Spirit's vows.

Each tree in this forrest, contains an ancestor's
killed warrior's soul, inside to abide; And the souls
gathered amid, constitute a great entity to endorse,
make a continuum to accept his tribe's prayer-calls.

A brave, Long Warrior of Tanasi, a vigil for his kin,
Impertinent oracles, about altered times advent,
and a demise of a numinous endorsement to win,
mal-spirits in a cadavers dance, a warrior's abetment.

White vapor exhaling, his diligent's bred nostrils,
buffalo game in his Nation's land became scarce,
To know, and to predict is an odd afforcement,
as unexplained all signs are, threats hover to coerce.


Brave, Buffalo, Cherokee, Indian, Survival, Winter

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15th Sep 2011 (#)

Reminds me of Dances with Wolves starring Kevin Costner. Think he won an Oscar for that movie.
Loved that movie because of the Red Indians in it.

Did you know that Michael Jackson had Cherokee Blood from his mothers' side???

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author avatar Georgios A.V.
24th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you. I doubt that he had, but rumors always circulate.

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