Leslie Marmon Silko


Leslie Marmon Silko Poems

1. Love Poem 11/10/2014
2. Lullaby 11/10/2014
3. Ceremony 11/10/2014
Best Poem of Leslie Marmon Silko

Ceremony

I will tell you something about stories,'
[he said]
They aren't just entertainment.
Don't be fooled.
They're all we have, you see.
All we have to fight off illness and death.
You don't have anything
if you don't have the stories.
Their evil is mighty,
but it can't stand up to our stories.
So they try to destroy the stories,
but the stories cannot be confused or forgotten.
They would like that.
They would be happy
because we would be defenseless then.
[He rubs his belly]
I keep it in here,
[he said]
Here, put your hand on it....

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