Treasure Island

Spiritwind Wood

(04/07/1968 / West Virginia)

A Cherokee Prayer


I pray to the great spirit
guide me through this pain
this world conflicts
show me a world that holds no lies
that treats us like convicts
abandoned by society
in a world we once walked so free

Show me a setting sun
where blood never flows
like rivers turned red
where another one dies
underneath these blood red skies

Guide me through this land so dead
where visions stay in my head
teach me things nobody knows
when this day is gone
and all has come undone

Give me the strength I need
to make this a better place
when my people bleed
from this world falling from grace
(1998)

Submitted: Sunday, October 04, 2009
Edited: Monday, June 27, 2011

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  • Gina Layog (9/27/2010 12:02:00 PM)

    its a beautiful prayer, of compassion...
    of unity, of sharing, of strength...
    The struggles you face..
    The sufferings you went through...
    has only made you brave...
    lionheart..... (Report) Reply

  • Lidija Wolf (12/14/2009 8:06:00 AM)

    You made me cry with this poem...I am crying...and my spirit is flaying with your memories under the blue sky of your heritage..my beautiful Cherokee friend.. (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (10/21/2009 10:07:00 PM)

    A heartfelt prayer for the world. Hopefully we can live in a world where many lives are not taken for power and money.. desire for the resources of others. a 10 (Report) Reply

  • bye bye... bye bye (10/19/2009 1:13:00 PM)

    A Cherokee Prayer, but alas, all mankind can join in the chorus... we all need guidance... blood is making so many rivers red, all over the world... still, we must never stop praying and hoping... (Report) Reply

  • Georgia Girl (10/5/2009 11:31:00 AM)

    This is wonderful, a world of peace and equality, where appearances dont count, just the blood and bones that make us...10 (Report) Reply

  • Last hakkaobake (10/4/2009 10:34:00 PM)

    your a cherokee too, cool I thought most of us were gone! sweet poem tells of how the world has gone wrong, how the peace full days are gone and most people live unhappy lives.10 (Report) Reply

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