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Author Name: FreeShe Whispers 26 Comments
Date Added: September 19, 2008 09:09:43 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Death Song

Let me live this last night my moccasined
feet dancing with native drum beat
listening to the spiritual chants
of my tribe

Tomorrow I die embellishing sunrise hues

Spirit Indian tears will be then heard
 in the whispering winter pines

Wild Wolves will howl at the full moon
with their knowing of my
coming death


Late tonight I set beside old time past
warming embers now they have become
almost cold with slow death

I watch gray scattered ashes lie still
remembering sacred summer days

Through dawns pink aurora sky
I felt happiness caught in my hands
of the yesterday winds


  With aged eyes looking at Autumn moon
The death song is sung but once
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Comment By: Freejamieson steele on June 25, 2011 10:32:02 AM Report
Reference only.
Comment By: FreeAndrew on January 29, 2010 09:55:10 AM Report
i must agree with the judges in their decision to reward this wonderful work.  your native american lineage comes through loud and clear in a masterful work that tells a mournful yet beautiful work.  you've got the gift....
Comment By: FreeTinkerBelle on October 28, 2009 09:36:24 AM Report
This is such a beautiful poem and it is very deserving of the award. this is like one of my favorite poems.
Comment By: FreeVernetta L. on April 23, 2009 04:37:58 PM Report
This is truly one of my favorite poems I have read on this site by far!  You are a gifted writer!!

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on November 29, 2008 06:22:56 AM Report

Came back to read as i do with fav poems..

This was YOU..totally.....
I am blessed even reading it
Ali x

Comment By: Freeabby on October 17, 2008 11:30:20 AM Report
A great poem and deserving the award. 

This opens me to the two ends of life and death

and the waiting for our time appointed.


Comment By: FreeCathy on October 12, 2008 02:30:30 PM Report
Congratulations on this very deserving award I applaud you!!! and hugs Cathy

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 8, 2008 12:19:10 AM Report
There is a sacredness about this poem, you set the mood with your steller descriptiveness as you say good-bye to life in a native way. Beautiful piece of work! Congratulations India.



Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on October 7, 2008 04:29:43 AM Report
 Congratulations on a very well deseved award India.





Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on October 6, 2008 12:53:16 PM Report
I am SO happy to see you have been recognised for this poem which moved me to tears.

It read like it came from the depths of your soul...and that is fathomless...

I am very proud to have it in my collection of favourite poems where I will read it many times.

Wonderful to have you back in the pack where you belong.


Ali x0x

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 6, 2008 11:08:08 AM Report
She Whispers:  I am so pleased to be congratulating you for a Feature Poem Award.  Your work is always of such quality and just marvelous.  Keep submitting for awards...


Lady D

Comment By: PremiumRaymond Pinsonneault on October 6, 2008 11:03:36 AM Report
Congratulations Scarlet Raven, happy for you. So glad to be on the same award list at the same time......

Comment By: FreesHeRi on October 6, 2008 09:12:39 AM Report
Beautiful Write, Congrats




Comment By: FreeAdri on October 6, 2008 03:13:13 AM Report
I agree with Jolen, it is gorgeous.  Congratulations on the Feature Poem Award.
Adri x

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on September 27, 2008 02:26:01 PM Report
Beautiful song from a beautiful spirit.

Your song will live on forever in the hearts you have touched dear lady---

Love and peace,

Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on September 24, 2008 07:46:32 AM Report
A wonderfully moving poem India. The last line so powerful it moves me tears. The sense of tradition and identity that comes through is very strong. I am worried of course that there is something behind this other than the onset of Autumn - please assure me that is not so.


At the very least this poem should be submitted for an award.





Comment By: FreeAngel on September 21, 2008 12:02:34 PM Report
Beautiful She what a way to depart this is so very sad yet moving my friend
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on September 20, 2008 04:49:16 AM Report
This is as beautiful as it is sad, yet it has a dignified quality about it that says I am what I am and except that which is inevitable but with a warmth of having lived life to the full, wonderfully written Scarlett.
Comment By: FreeDan on September 19, 2008 07:17:07 PM Report
This is definitely one of the best poems I have ever read, such raw emotion yet soothing words. I am fascinated by the melancholic atmosphere this write stirs up inside me. Truly beautiful



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Comment By: PremiumRaymond Pinsonneault on September 19, 2008 02:49:05 PM Report
I'm sure glad I did not miss this beauty, Scarlet Raven. one of your greats. Ohh the meaning the emotion ...

Thought about last week's funeral at the "Montagnais" nation ceremony. We all received a ribbon wrapped box containing a frozen butterfly, (thawed to life in exactly the same time the ceremony lasted) which we released in church at the end. Signifying spiritual rebirth etc..Very moving. 

Comment By: FreeS on September 19, 2008 01:19:14 PM Report
awesome one she
this is kinda darker than usual
but i really like it


Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on September 19, 2008 11:43:42 AM Report
I think this is one of your very best. I was moved to tears reading it. I am taking it into favs.
We all need our death song to give us courage when the time comes I want to sing out loud and clear.(and I just know you will too)

Ali x

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on September 19, 2008 10:28:01 AM Report
beautifully melancholy and hauntingly deep
Ali x

Comment By: FreeCathy on September 19, 2008 10:24:29 AM Report
Bart is right these word sooth the sooth and may help the passing. But lets hope dear you are around for a very long time and your death song is not heard. Very beautiful write.. and hugs Cathy

Comment By: Freebart s terry on September 19, 2008 10:17:21 AM Report
When my time comes to depart from life... these words I wish to be etched as my final passage.

What a powerful write....




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