The Medicine wheel.

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The Medicine wheel

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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Old Native American wisdom. We need to gather as one people to save earth and all people.

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Wisdom of the Medicine wheel.

(I have been lucky. Many kind Native American took me under their wing and taught me how to find peace.)

At the Mall I went to the so-call Native American store.
A Middle East man tried to sell me a China’s made items.
I touched a Medicine Wheel.

I told the man.
“A proper Medicine Wheel has the power of the four winds.”
I touched a  Dream Catcher.
“A real one would protect your spirit and keep bad dreams away.”

He grins at me.
He didn’t understand a word that I spoke.
He told me.
“Does the same things.”
I leave the store with nothing.

Sitting with…

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On January 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Enjoyed “The Medicine Wheel.” It’s filled with Native American wisdom, much needed in our times of great divide.

    I’m currently working on my Poetry Corner for February 2014 which will feature a poem by one of America’s outstanding Native American poets.

    The synchronicity of life!

  • Ron. Persaud  On January 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    And here is a comment about Modern Medicine. I do not know the source.

    A Short History of Medicine

    I have an earache…

    2000 B.C. – Here, eat this root.
    1000 A.D. – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
    1850 A.D. – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
    1940 A.D. – That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
    1985 A.D. – That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
    2000 A.D. – That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.

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