Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Mni Wiconi

Prayer stronger than metal

moves us to dance defiance:

we will not be still as they spill blood and oil

in our water and soil

Hope hotter than flame

ignites our pain:

trauma truth becomes real again

as it's channeled to light

transcending night through fight

Love vital as water

gives peace to our power:

flowing from long-gone grandmothers and fathers

through us to the waiting grandsons and daughters,

we provide these bodies, these lives

so the water of life may thrive