Monday, December 5, 2016
THE SPIRIT LIBERATES
It was a grandmother who first
stood by the river and said
"Enough is enough."
The warriors at Standing Rock
held the line for months
before the world took notice,
and went to join them.
The movement grew.
Their prayerful courage touched our hearts.
When the veterans went
to put their bodies between
the protectors and the militarized police,
finally their message was heard,
and the pipeline halted.
There will be more Standing Rocks,
for the black snake tries to find its way
against all scientific facts and warnings.
"Money Rules!" they say.
But oh! good people, never forget :
"The Spirit Liberates!"
We stand together, with the indigenous people
who love and know the land,
we grandmothers and grandfathers,
joining them in solidarity,
standing for the future of our grandkids
to the seventh generation.
Money may rule.
But in the end,
for always and forever,
the Spirit liberates.
for Elizabeth Crawford's challenge at 1sojournal: Together