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Old 03-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Have you ever been to a Pow wow?/I dance

Copywrite 2012 (again thank you yaahl)

Have you ever been to a Pow wow

Have you ever been to a Pow wow?
Seen all the Dancers dance?
The colors, designs, the moves that fly
Have you ever been to a Pow wow?

See the Grass Dancers moving their fringe
The Fancy Shawl like a butterfly in the wind
The Traditional Dancers whose war cries send energy to the heart
Every single Dancer has their part

The Jingle Dress women who dance their dance
You can feel the medicine they create
To the Fancy Men with their flips and turns
Every step, twirl, jump and shake

To see an Elder smiling at what he sees
To a Tiny Tot's first dance step
To every dancer some controlled, some free
You dance till there's nothing left

At the end of a rockin crow hop
My personal favorite
You laugh till you cry, the feeling inside
You do your best to savor it

Have you ever been to a Pow wow?
Seen Nation after Nation, Tribe after Tribe come together
See the beautiful event that we have created?
It's been said so many times in so many places, we are all truly related

Have you ever been to a Pow wow?




I Dance

I dance for love
I dance for joy
I dance for prayer
I dance for every girl and boy

I dance for freedom
I dance for ancestors
I dance for those that can't

I dance to help
I dance to heal
I dance to show
There's more to feel

More than hate
More than anger
That this world throws at us every day

So many reasons to dance
So many reasons to love
To escape the world so cold

To dance with the ones
The ones who came before us
To get in touch with the ones of old

To feel joy that is scarce in this age
To change your life, to turn the page
To start again, to start anew
This is one of many things dancing can do

Energy, healing, pain forgotten
In that circle there is love
Your scars attained through the years
Can be taken care of, can wipe away tears

If you can not dance on your own
I'll help you up, help you stand
Your arm on or around my shoulder
Or your hand in my hand

But if there is just no way
Then take me by the arm and say
You can do what I can't do
I'll respond “it'll be my honor to dance for you”

I dance for ancestors, my people, I hear the call
To dance not just for myself
To dance for all



Disclaimer. I hope I do not offend anyone with my writing. Any feedback is appreciated.
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No problem I love poetry. It gives almost as much freedom as dancing . I have been so sick I can't dance so I write. When you have no skin from your bell button to the knees Life becomes trying. So I love poetry I look forward to seeing you around the site.
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