I Was Once

 I was once an Indian Princess

somewhere across The Western Plains

of Early America

I married a brave

& conceived 2.4 children

My Father was a Chief

My Mother one

of 4 Wives

 –

I made clothes of skins

I cooked bison strips over

open fires

I led packs of dogs

& children

along sunlit trails

further West

not in search of Wealth

but of Freedom

from encroachment

of The White Man

Joanna Hyde
February 22 2012   The Hawk Studio  8:26pm

4 comments

  1. Joanna G. H. Blair

    2.4 is my current status and as a mother, Indian or otherwise, this is the only way I can see myself.
    Thank you for your comment.

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