The Fight is in the Dance

by Mike Ziegler via facebook
by Mike Ziegler via facebook

They would never understand,

the reason he danced,

he didn’t hate them,

not really anyway,

tourists,

taking it all in.

They would never understand,

the pain,

the battle,

to stay alive,

to not give in,

and disappear.

They would never understand,

it was the only way,

to fight the darkness,

to heal the mind,

soothe the spirit,

to be connected again.

One night when he was soaring,

dancing, twirling, flying,

the eagle dance,

in another world,

he remembered

what Albert White Hat said,

“We must forgive….

or it will kill us…”

Tomorrow he would forgive,

tonight

he would fight,

and win.

They would never understand.

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10 thoughts on “The Fight is in the Dance

  1. I enjoy this series very much, beautiful expressions of a life little of us are familiar with. Living here in South Florida we come in contact with many native americans, Seminole and Miccosukee. They have chosen to continue to live on reservations, though the nation is the owner of the Hard Rock Cafe’s and receive profits tax free, which is only fair. thank you for the beautiful text.

    1. Thanks Hollie, I appreciate your encouragement! Some First Nations people do have businesses for the tourism industry. There has also been a movement for awhile to preserve their culture, or at least what they can.

    1. Belinda, I sooo appreciate you being part of my blog, and your awesome comments! The fact that you love the postings is a source of tremendous encouragement. But please know that even if you don’t have time you are still loved and appreciated by many. Blessings to you and yours! I am praying.

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