Sunday, June 29, 2008

Quote by: Margaret J. Wheatley Poem By: Tom Delmore

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
Margaret J. Wheatley

When dad did not speak
Of where he came out
(A womb with Native
American markings)
We ventured
Like a tribe marched
Into silence.

He tended the land
A garden in each yard,
Worked for the Steel
Horse people.

You could see the native
In his mother yet she
Spoke French, and broken
English.


When he was ill
His mind gone
He said something
To mom, very native
But too late.

“He wanted to die
At home,” she blurted
Through sobs.

“With my people”
Is what any elder
Of the Iroquois
Would have requested.