General Poetry posted March 27, 2016


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This day forever

by RGstar


This day, forever


On, this day , forever, as eagles we fly
Lost pride long puddled and blooded in rye
Old bones since weary and heart as sore
Midst broken promises; I'll fight no more
My children sleep below heels of the crow
Hark now the glow, lost fathers bestow


Rise from your graves, oh, warriors; brave
And release this, said, land you died to save
Soar, now eagles, for the world to see
Sentinels of hope for eternity
And within our wings the dream must be
Everlasting peace when all men agree


And the buffalo shall roam the pale lit plains
Through languid lakes and the soft autumn rains
Whistling winds in defiance shall blow
Thus calling the spring to end winter's glow
Soft jagged skylines on canvasses; blue
Where, rock- torn, rivers form a wondrous hue


The soft pit- patter of warm summer rain
As our silent tears forewarn again
Clearing pathways to heaven from earth
The good shall be judged by their sacred worth
For blessed are stairways and doors to the sky
Of those who enter, many more pass by


Take heed now the ghostly choirs of then
As tall we stand in a salute of when
Let the joys of man thus film our eyes
For in the hope we send, there's no disguise
And to you who remain, in anger; dwell
Live not in the past...at noon tolls the bell


And of those still true with words to tell
Then honor us all... and remember; well


Yes...remember well


Recognized


Chief Joseph -Nez Perce War

The Nez Perce War was the name given to the U.S. Army's pursuit of about 750 Nez Perce and a small allied band of the Palouse tribe who had fled toward freedom. Initially they had hoped to take refuge with the Crow nation in the Montana Territory, but when the Crow refused to grant them aid, the Nez Perce went north in an attempt to reach asylum with the Lakota band led by Sitting Bull, who had fled to Canada in 1876.
For over three months, the Nez Perce outmaneuvered and battled their pursuers, traveling 1,170 miles (1,880km) across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.
General Howard, leading the opposing cavalry, was impressed with the skill with which the Nez Perce fought, using advance and rear guards, skirmish lines, and field fortifications. Finally, after a devastating five-day battle during freezing weather conditions with no food or blankets, with the major war leaders dead, Joseph formally surrendered to General Nelson Appleton Miles on October 5, 1877 in the Bear Paw Mountains of the Montana Territory, less than 40 miles (60km) south of Canada in a place close to the present-day Chinook, in Blaine County.
The battle is remembered in popular history by the words attributed to Joseph at the formal surrender:


Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Too-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are' perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, to see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.[11]


The popular legend deflated, however, when the original pencil draft of the report was revealed to show the handwriting of the later poet and lawyer Lieutenant Charles Erskine Scott Wood, who claimed to have taken down the great chief's words on the spot. In the margin it read, "Here insert Joseph's reply to the demand for surrender''[] He earned the praise of General William Tecumseh Sherman and became known in the press as "The Red Napoleon".

Word was never kept and many promises broken of promised reservation and land, even when excepting the smallest amount.

This poem is dedicated to Joseph and the legacy of today for peace in the world and for those left behind, still searching...this day forever.

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