Edward Schriner


Ode To A Proud Race - Poem by Edward Schriner

Countless thousands forced from their beloved homeland in the East

Heavy hearted were they as they faced a journey into the great unknown

Ever so proud as they trudged onward through many dangers and perils

Rugged terrain was now their domain until they could cease their lonely trek

Once again they will settle upon a mighty land with peace in their great hearts

Killing only what they need to satisfy their hunger and for their clothing

Ever so humble are they in their beginnings as they once again inhabit the land

Ensuring the hope of not having to once again travel another lonely Trail of Tears


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Since my great-grandmother, Mary (Friend) Scott, was a Cherokee, I was moved to write this in honor of those who made such a brave trek to live in peace.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012



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