Spiritwind Wood

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

And The Heavens Cried(Trail Of Tears) - Poem by Spiritwind Wood

You could see the clouds
rolling across the sky
as the day started to rain
teardrops of blood across the land
lost in their visions of doubt
buried in their pain
white man had all the say
we were left to taciturn
as we watched everything burn
and the heavens cried
on the trail of tears

On some beaten shore
we watched the ships come in
one by one, our land wore thin
we could just watch with closed eyes
as the promises made were just lies
they said you don't belong here anymore
behind their mask, they wore a disguise
and the heavens cried
on the trail of tears

Blood spilled on our sacred ground
leaving a unwanted stain
where mighty warriors once made a stand
we never could walk hand in hand
when they lived by so much greed
we watched our people fall
thousands must bleed
still all we could do is try
and the heavens cried
on the trail of tears

Guided by the spirit wind
we held on to our pride
something they could'nt take away
as so many died
through our darkest years
and the heavens cried
on the trail of tears

Comments about And The Heavens Cried(Trail Of Tears) by Spiritwind Wood

  • (8/19/2015 11:24:00 PM)

    .....so beautifully written and inspiring...this touches my heart and soul ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Chris G. Vaillancourt (10/21/2009 10:30:00 PM)

    An impressive, wonderful write (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2009 12:50:00 PM)

    Another gathering of emotion spilled to tears. This poem is deeply moving. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 9, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, October 9, 2009

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