Poetry competition CLOSED 18th October 2020 4:05pm
WINNER
Valeriyabeyond (Valeriya)
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Indigenous People's Day

Blackwolf
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Lineage From First Age

It Will Be :

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children's

Children

= 1008

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Original = 377

Earth = 291

People = 340

= 1008
Written by Blackwolf (I.M.Blackwolf)
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slipalong
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Day indigenous

They cast down your ideals, like pearls before swine  
stand now your ground, hold the brave line  
indifference seed is a noose without a rope  
leave the truly native without chance of hope  

Corrupt cavalry; shackle with bullets and teargas spray  
intimidation, belittlement, isolated, betrayed  
congress and senate speaking with forked tongue  
pretenders holding a foreground, just one man alone  

Poison the water rape all the land  
authorities promises written in sand  
let the steel of your ancestors sprit so brave  
reach out and resolve, not to be swayed  
 
like rock build a shell, impervious and hard  
gather all your resourced, and give not a shard  
rebuke and defend; your will shall prevail  
the giant brought down like a tree in a gale  
 
So give us our day; A token of trust  
to muster our spirits and not be rebuffed  
reclaim the past and hold our heads high  
 a chief from dawn until sunset and not be denied  
 
For this, our birthright, and so we must band  
all hearts with a reverence, a day to command  
and all to remember America's past  
for our wheel of fortune, from them it was cast  
 
Just 24 hours to placate, the soul's unrest  
the feathered crown, of all tribes headdress  
now stoke our hopes, with wind and with fire  
and seek the scalp, identity, our earths empire
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Ahavati
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Less than 24 hours to submit an entry; thanks to all who have done so thus far.

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Thank you for all your wonderful entries. I am in the process of judging now, and should have the results soon.

Ahavati
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The criteria of this competion was to Write a brief poem ( any form ) or essay ( no more than 500 words ) on why Columbus Day should be replaced with Indigenous People's Day. Every entry was deeply appreciated, as this is personal to me. However, the one that really stood out was Val's 'Indigenous America', as I felt it most embodied the criteria set forth.

Congratulations, Val. Thank you for participating and honoring our Native American heritage.

Slipalong's 'Day Indigenous' was another which embodied the spirit of the criteria so placed second.

So give us our day; A token of trust  
to muster our spirits and not be rebuffed  
reclaim the past and hold our heads high  
a chief from dawn until sunset and not be denied  

For this, our birthright, and so we must band  
all hearts with a reverence, a day to command  
and all to remember America's past  
for our wheel of fortune, from them it was cast  

Just 24 hours to placate, the soul's unrest  
the feathered crown, of all tribes headdress  
now stoke our hopes, with wind and with fire  
and seek the scalp, identity, our earths empire


Congratulations Slip. Thank you for honoring our Native American Heritage.

Thank you again to all who entered! Much love and blessings!


JohnnyBlaze
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CONGRATULATIONS! Val! and Slip! on your much deserved wins!

And Thank You to our Hostess for yet another impromptu comp to keep us on our toes!

slipalong
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A chance to write on serious issues a welcome distraction, and thanks for the unexpected award & congrats to the winner

Valeriyabeyond
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Ahavati said:I have always hated Columbus Day because I felt it was akin to claiming another's home for your own. More and more states are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day in order to shed light on historical facts.

Write a brief poem ( any form ) or essay ( no more than 500 words ) on why Columbus Day should be replaced with Indigenous People's Day. You have one week; best of luck.

With your permission, these entries will be sent to the Governor of my state, and possibly the President of the United states ( whoever he turns out to be ) as a petition type thing in poetic form in honor of my Cherokee heritage, as well as all other tribes. Your real name can or doesn't have to be used. However, a copyrighted symbol with your initials or only first/last name will be placed at the end of each. And, of course, DUP will be credited as the poetry site.

Thanks for participating.


Thank you so much, for this trophy !!

Congratulations Slipalong !!

Thank you Ahavati for thiis competition
Thank you for sharing your love for Indigenous people not only in America but throughout the world.

For the others who participated in this comp by entry or by reading the poetry please continue to reach out and support Indigenous People's whose culture and traditions we / they cannot afford to lose.

Valeriyabeyond
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JohnnyBlaze said:CONGRATULATIONS! Val! and Slip! on your much deserved wins!

And Thank You to our Hostess for yet another impromptu comp to keep us on our toes!



Thank you Johnny
And a big applause to Ahavati for this comp

Valeriyabeyond
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slipalong said:A chance to write on serious issues a welcome distraction, and thanks for the unexpected award & congrats to the winner

Thank you Slip and congrats to you
Your entry was profound and it's words I carry with me
Beautiful work

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