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  Loss of a Storyteller
by Jim Stewart
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This poem is dedicated to Roxy Gordon, a Chactaw Indian Poet. Roxy won many awards in his lifetime for his historical poetry about the Indian Nation.

Loss of a Story Teller

Ode to Roxy Gordon

by Jim Stewart c 2000


Put Another Headdress on the mantle

Let his ashes blow in the wind.

The cowboys think they won another battle

But the Indian Nations have another lore


The Whiteman has it's fancy stories

And brag about winning the Indian Wars.

But the Redman cries today

About the loss of another lore.


The Whitemans tales were documented

In fancy journals and newspapers

The Redman handed down it's tales

Using generations of Indian Lore.


Once in a while these tales were documented

By the story tellers of the Redman's world.

Documented so that the Modern Man

Could read about this world.


Such a story teller has left us.

But at least we have his words.

So put another headdress on the mantle

And may his ashes bow in the wind..


You can learn more about Roxy Gordon by checking out the following web site.




Loss of a Storyteller

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Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/30/2009
I can just hear this set to music. Is this one of your songs? I'm sure he can hear you in heaven, Jim. A very fine story poem that speaks truth! Thank you...Lin
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/24/2008
A great loss to all mankind, but his words will stand the test of all time, wonderful heartfelt tribute....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/24/2008
So sorry God took him away. But his time was up and God wanted him for his duties in heaven. He will be missed by you and others, but that great spirit of us has traveled on to a better plane of existence. Forever and Forever let it be so.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/24/2008
Bless you for writing such a beautiful story with so much feeling!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/24/2008
A beautiful, shining memorial to a Native Poet - thank you. Beautifully penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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