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Author Name: FreeJoyce McDaniel 6 Comments
Date Added: December 01, 2005 12:12:29 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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With a glance to the wigwam of his father
Silent footsteps stole out into the night
Held his breath in stillness, anticipation
For this meeting of his true heart’s delight

Saw her sitting beside the still cool waters
Draped in soft shadows and golden moonlight
Beautiful, as a wild thing, a newborn fawn
Forbidden desire to hold her so tight

Her innocence and trust always and ever
As she lay back in splendor and giving
Again, heard the promises for their future
The validation they’d soon be living

All too soon, they kissed, parted and appointed
Time when again they should secretly meet
Walking back, she looked to her faith, moon mother
With a heavy heart, he looked to his feet

How could he tell her, this motherless maiden
She wouldn’t be his, the first wife, the One
For his father and elders carved his future
His life obligated, as the Chief’s son

She sat staring into the earthen cold bowl
Inside, a feather, a stone, and a tear
When she blew away the fine sacred bone dust
She was met with silence, no voices she’d hear

~joia edwards~12/05
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Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on February 20, 2006 04:45:04 PM Report
Great poem, joia, a nice mixture of romance and sadness, with a feel of the old days.
Comment By: FreeSavanahB on December 20, 2005 01:12:26 AM Report
But they didn't listen, damn it! This is beautiful but so very sad.J
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on December 13, 2005 08:31:19 AM Report
A tribal tale of Romeo and Juliet? Terrific write Joyce, beautifully written, Joe
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on December 8, 2005 01:41:03 PM Report
I read this and felt SUCH pain. I can hardly tell you!
I am taking it into favourites...but that cannot do it justice.

I read this poem word by word. It is a masterpiece of suffering for love on both sides.
Makes me cry with rage for the obstacles that those who simply fall in love sometimes have to face worldwide.........
being set on fire

My soul cries out to ask why such a worthy cause can be so cruelly treated

A masterpiece..

Much love
Ali x
Comment By: FreeGay Johnson on December 1, 2005 07:15:22 PM Report
Sad... Superbly written Joia.
Gentle Dove
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on December 1, 2005 12:16:53 PM Report
Dear Joyce~
As in those days, oft times, there would be the searching and channeling, and a void would appear, but in determination, she will persist to her Elders and try and find her way~ As we know, the human aspect does not ALWAYS win out, and the ethereal will come through?...Great read, and I am LOVING this series....
....Lady Hannah of the Amber Park...


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