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A Cry From An Indian Wife

Rating: 2.8

My forest brave, my Red-skin love, farewell;
We may not meet to-morrow; who can tell
What mighty ills befall our little band,
Or what you'll suffer from the white man's hand?
Here is your knife! I thought 'twas sheathed for aye.
No roaming bison calls for it to-day;
No hide of prairie cattle will it maim;
The plains are bare, it seeks a nobler game:
'Twill drink the life-blood of a soldier host.
Go; rise and strike, no matter what the cost.

Yet stay. Revolt not at the Union Jack,
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Collins Briggs Obaa 13 June 2021

Nice poem

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A powerful, poignant and incisive poem. Well written and crafted.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

Last but not least: Congratulations on the fact that this great poem is chosen as The CLASSIC POEM OF THE DAY, especiallly to her family in Canada

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

Thank YOU so much for sharing this most precious and important Human Monument in Poetic words

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

5) Finally my highest Appriciations go to her family who still live in Canada, best regrads from the Dutch Poetess Sylvia Frances Chan, The Netherlands

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

4) To my Favourites this so Beautiful most precious human Monument in poetic words

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

3) 5 Stars full for this Greatest Human Monument in Words, in Poetic words for the great Canadian Poetess Emily Pauline Johnson

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

2) political guests as the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, painter Homer Watson, noted anthropologist Horatio Hale, and Lady and Lord Dufferin, Governor General of Canada.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2021

1) they were acknowledged as a leading Canadian family (Gray 2002, p.61) . The Johnsons enjoyed a high standard of living, and their family and home were well known. Chiefswood was visited by such intellectual and

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