Spiritwind Wood

Veteran Poet - 1,159 Points (04/07/1968 / West Virginia)

A Cherokee Prayer - Poem by Spiritwind Wood

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

Comments about A Cherokee Prayer by Spiritwind Wood

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/21/2015 3:22:00 AM)

    Verily, a lovely prayer in a beautiful verse
    Loved reading it......10
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  • Agatha Eliza (10/17/2015 4:46:00 PM)

    It's a brilliant poem, uplifting and empowering. It was a pleasure for me to read it and reflect on each word. Nature is sacred, life is sacred.10 +++ (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2015 11:32:00 PM)

    ..this prayer poem is amazing and beautiful...this is one of the reasons
    I love your poems, you show us your heart and feelings, like this ★
    Give me the strength I need..
    to make this a better place
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  • (4/12/2011 1:46:00 PM)

    I loved the poem. It was so beautiful (Report) Reply

  • (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...
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  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (10/6/2009 11:48:00 PM)

    Cherokee or not, I still loved the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2009 10:59:00 PM)

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  • (10/5/2009 8:45:00 PM)

    a heartfelt prayer on the pathetic situation we all are in....lovely (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 4, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, June 27, 2011

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