" LAKOTA DREAM"
The ride began that winters day,
Mid thunderous hooves--Mother Earth
Her People fled--a trek--from harm,
As Earth's great Spirits--sound alarm.
The drumbeats carry--through the snow,
Encourage strength as fierce winds blow.
The sick, the old--with children too,
Seek peace and hope to live anew.
The shame from those who's hearts were
Brings tears of sorrow-- from young
Our Mother too--cries tears of pain,
Cavalry's hearts-- show whos to blame.
The Spirits join with those in trek,
To honor, pray and pay respect.
The sage burns full in memories still,
As present trek---that journey's fulfilled.
The Trek--which ended once in shame,
Now resumes for years--- in honor claimed.
Reclaim in spirit, strength and peace,
For Hoops renewal--and souls release.
The ride now continues to Wounded Knee,
The Future Generations- Oomaka Tokatakiya.
We ride with them--in heart and soul,
To heal the Hoop---------and honor all.
The cold is there--we feel it's sting,
Of memories full- it's sadness brings.
Remind us of a year long past,
But strength grows through--toward peace--at
To bring the Old with honor filled,
Old Ways to live--all air is stilled.
Earth's joy to feel that strength--comes
Old Ways to live--" you feel the pull?"
The dreambeats through the Earth are felt,
With hooves and hearts--Earth's creatures
Connect Creator's love for all,
The Riders songs-------they're Mother's
We know the families- their bond- it's
Theyre those who lived- to carry through.
Their strength through heart- with Spirit
Are historys link to those who died.
" The Eagle cries!" " The Buffalo rise!"
The Four Winds carry strength to those
Mother Earth gives blessing- Her People-
The Hoop- to heal- it's day by day.
The Riders' songs through strength of
Their purpose- strong- with honor still.
Gives Hoop a strength to mend through
" Lakota Dream"--a joy--rebirth!!
Kici ota yuonihan
with much respect
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September 16, 2001