So when the elders of the people (both men and women)
tell these stories of long ago, they reach back
and bring the colors flowing through eagles,
to life. Usually Grandmothers tell the children
and grandchildren as the people gather
around the fire, that the first storm
was caused by the grey being jealous,
that people came from the sky.
And when there are festivals they paint their faces
with blue and white, reminding them of wingtips
and of course the sky. Little ones listening
many times to the message
“Never forget where you came from.”
“Don’t ever forget.”
“You are descended from eagles.”
Many have survived with these words
hidden in their hearts,
and so it is until this day.
May we never forget.
Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies
Peace and blessings to everyone.
“When we love people, we give them hope.”