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Post  Dori on Sat May 14 2011, 09:17



The Buffalo

Many moons ago before the white man had even shown,
every where you looked Buffalo would roam.
Their shaggy heads and slick bodies
would turn up the ground beneath the powerful hoofs.

The hunters of the plains would take what they needed.
They knew the importance of parlance - would it ever be this way?
The Indians would thank the Great Spirit for all that he provided,
they thanked him for there livelihood.

One day it happened that other people came
taking from the Earth and all that was there.
Always taking and never replacing,
what happened to the plains they once knew....

What happened to the buffalo, once shaggy and wild?
All that was seen was white bones that used to be their livelihood.
What once was green grass of the plains
is nothing more than brown dirt in its place.

Years have passed, generations of the past now live on the plains.
One lone Indian stands tall and brave,
tears falling from his eyes
as he looks around at the place his ancestors roamed.
He sees litter and huge buildings where the buffalo once roamed.

What happened to the plains of his forefathers?
He wonders if it would ever be the same again.
Would the buffalo come back again, all shaggy and strong?
Would the green grass be the same?

So many thoughts enter his mind . . .
why does the white man fence up the land;
is there anyway we can take away his tears?
To see the buffalo roam free would be awesome to see.

© 5.14.2011 by Dori Maschke


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Post  BC Williams on Sat May 14 2011, 11:17

Very nicely done, Dori! Good to see you writing again. Thanks for sharing this piece with us:-)

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Post  Dori on Sat May 14 2011, 20:49

Thanks Bev, you're welcome, I read Freds poem and this one popped into my head.
It's great to write again =)
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Post  Sue McDonald on Sun May 15 2011, 04:53

Very nice Dori, I like this very much....and love the new profile pic....so cute !!xx
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Post  Teresa Jane Price on Tue Jun 21 2011, 23:12

It is good to read some of your pieces again. I liked this one.
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Post  Dori on Mon Jul 04 2011, 16:32

Thanks Sue and Teresa, my daughter in law seen this pic on my fridge she loves it, she didn't know I had it taken.. =)
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Post  Mr Williams on Tue Aug 30 2011, 06:24

Hello Miss Dori,

It is good to read this from you. Bev appreciates having you here at her site and would love to see you add more of your poetry. I understand how it is. We're so busy with the house I don't write much either. I hope to be able one day again.

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Post  Dori on Tue Aug 30 2011, 11:39

Hey Mr. David,

Thanks, I would love to write again, just not much to write about here anymore.....I'm gonna have to hook my printer up to my laptop so I can copy the pic of the tree that you (Bev) posted on here, I have been having dreams about that tree, so I will give it a go with that tree......wish me luck ! lol = )
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