Song Of Understanding

forest at night

In the quiet of the mornin’

long before the cock does crow

the early bird, she comes a singin’

(hard tellin’ what she knows)

Seems to me, her tweets are secret-

coded notes with birdy words

so concise and quite direct

the foreign language that I heard

♫ ♪ ♫

sunrise in the forest

I bet, she often wonders if

her love can hear her song

restin’ in his tree on yonder cliff

Is it for her, he truly longs?

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Is it for her, he waits at sea?

Does he not know her place?

Can he not see that he is free

to leave that lonely space?

♫ ♪ ♫

tree on a cliff

‘Twas then, I swear, I heard her sigh

one quiet chirp released

Her sadness nearly made me cry

as if her love deceased

Sometimes, the world just seems to stop

I know not how or why

alone we stand — no stage — no props

but moments do pass by

sunrise in the forest

In the stillness of that wanin’ night

no single thought in mind

I watched the dark give way to light

and understood their kind

Right then, I heard the sound of wings

a feather brushed my nose!

I felt the grace the good Lord brings

and shouted, “There he goes!”

I raised my eyes to clear blue skies

observin’ love in flight

two mates — forever in faith they rise

with nothin’ but hope in sight

Uncle Tree; Keith Alan Watson

Uncle Tree

 

Prey Of Fate

I look for a sign faithfully,

and wonder about my destiny.

Refusing to let fate choose for me,

I make each choice individually.

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Questioning my purpose, I ask Thee,

is it your will or mine? Respectfully,

can we compromise then? Openly?

I pray for answers with humility.

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A Native Request

Photograph courtesy of Kirstie Watson

As the sun begins to set in the west,

dark eyes greet the skies in a wish for the best —

dreams that may drift into this time and space;

visions that speak of a future someplace.

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From a mountain high in the midst of life,

she sees herself as a motherly wife;

a daughter, a sister, a friend she is, too.

The Great Spirit knows what she has been through.

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