Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Poem: Ancestors Hold You

Simple diffusion,
Metamorphosis,
Biological,
Beautiful,
Matriarchal,

Spirit two,
Walk in worlds,
Deviation,
Hierarchy,
Tear it down,

Crying over the land,
Hair touching the soil,

Crying over the water,
Hair flowing with the waves,
Currents,
Movements,
Of Her,
Of the beauty of Her,
Of the beauty of Michigami,
Of the beauty of nibi,
She is healing,

Matriarchy isn't about the broken circle,
Mending is truth,
Patriarchy wounded our men,
Wounded our sons,
Wounded our women,
Shunned our Two-spirit's,

Matriarchy is the tender blanket of love,
Matriarchy is the circle,
Uninterrupted by the violent thoughts of sexism,
Uninterrupted by the violent thoughts of racism,

Trees reach,
Trees ground,
Trees protect,

The weaving of the fine strands,
The weaving over the waters,
Communities,
Territories,

Ancestors,
Sing for you,
Dance for you,
Surround you,
Hold you,
Love you,
When all was broken,
When your identity was tossed across the land,
Broken into pieces because of the destiny manifested by hungry hearts,

Ancestors,
Heal you,
Listen to you,
Idle No More,

Ancestors,
Grandmother holds you,
Grandfather holds you.

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