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~ The Cherokee Rose ~

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:22 pm
by Janice Kennedy

~ The Cherokee Rose ~

A story/poem




Each day, the women continued to struggle ahead.
They were grieving and agonizing over the many dead.
Each new day it was becoming more difficult to do.
It was completely hopeless in most of their view's.


Without the mothers help, the old shamans knew
that none of the children would make it through.
All of the younger children were entirely too frail.
The mothers had lost hope and had begun to wail.


When the old wise men began to take notice of this,
they were afraid, that the clans would cease to exist.
The old wise men then earnestly began to pray.
They knew things could not continue this way.


That night, each shaman had the same dream.
For the Great Spirit had made of them a team.
In the dream, the Great Spirit began to speak,
He knew the women had become much too weak.


He said, to tell the women to look back up the trail,
and they would see a promise to help them prevail.
To a renewal of faith and hope they would be exposed.
For a beautiful flower, from their tears, had arose.


They were roses of white, like the purity of their hearts,
they knew the Great Spirit from them would not depart.
Their Creator, had reassured them to an amazing degree.
With this rose, He had strengthened His people, the Cherokee.





Janice J. Kennedy




This poem was inspired by the Legend of
the Cherokee Rose. It continues to grow even
today, along the route of the Trail Of Tears.
It is the State Flower of Georgia.
One-fourth of the Cherokee People
died on that trail.



Re: ~ The Cherokee Rose ~

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:57 am
by B.J.Morbitzer
Dear Jan.,
Oh my goodness this is such a most beautiful write my dear friend.
I really just am amazed and in awe at this lovely write you posted.
So beautiful this story poetry my dear friend.
I love just about anything about our American Indians that were here long,long ago before we setteled where they lived.Just lovely this poem story.
GLYASDI
B.J. ))(( )))(((

Re: ~ The Cherokee Rose ~

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:18 pm
by Hope
Jan,
This is one of the most Beautiful story poems you have ever written!!!! I felt like I was reading something from a Famous Author!!! Not that you are't famous to all of us but this is that good! You need to share this on some Indian websites this needs to be read by so many it is so AWESOME!
God Bless You Love Eva

Re: ~ The Cherokee Rose ~

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:08 pm
by Janice Kennedy
Thank you, Dear B.J. and Dear Eva. I truly enjoy writing about my Native American heritage.
Even thought I am not full blooded, I find it an amazing heritage. And, yes the Cherokee Rose still grows today.

Dear Eva, I know that there are Native American sites,but I don't know of any poetry sites. Maybe I should
check into that. I have written at least two other poems, about Native Americans. I will have to look in my
file and find them.

GLYASDI, Jan ))(( )))(((

Re: ~ The Cherokee Rose ~

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:02 pm
by Brenda Pike
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JAN WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY, SAD AND HEART BREAKING. I THINK AS WE ALL LOOK AT HISTORY AT WHAT OUR OFFICALS HAVE DONE IN POWER, IS SUCH A SIN AND CRIME. ONCE, JUST ONCE I'D LOVE TO SEE SOME JUSTICE FOR ALL AND A CLEAN FAITHFUL GOVERNMENT IN CHRIST. THE MISTREATMENT OF THE AMERICAN INDAIN AND THE AMERICA BLACK HAS SUCH A BAD, SAD STORY. WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET AND MAKE SURE OUR GOVERNMENT IS HONEST, LOYAL TO THIER OATH AND PLEDGE TO THIS COUNTRY. THANKS FOR REMININDING US OF THE TRADEGIES OF MANKIND. GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE YOU DEAR FRIEND, BRENDA

Re: ~ The Cherokee Rose ~

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:23 pm
by Janice Kennedy
Dear Brenda, the Trail of Tears is indeed a most sad story.
And the sadest part is that they are still treated so poorly even today.
Yes, the government is partly to blame, but so are many regular citizens.
Thank you for your kind and generous comments, my Dear friend.

GLYASDI, Jan ))(( )))(((