The Wind Talker

Updated on July 8, 2018
The wise one reveals what surely may come...
The wise one reveals what surely may come...

The wise old Native American, A Wind Talker, speaking from his heart,

Spreading the news of what is yet to come, as we all are each a part.

Hundreds of years in days past, the people were as one with the earth,

No taking of wild creatures except as needed, for sustenance, its worth.


The soil was revered as each seed was planted, all of a greatest respect,

The land provided a means for every spirit's needs, as this all did protect.

Wild buffalo, deer, the creatures, then gave them gifts, as clothing to wear,

There was never any to waste, used in kind, all regarded as to be so rare.

Beautiful deer all now gone away...
Beautiful deer all now gone away...

This aged Sayer, a wisest sage, and predictor of this earth's great change,

Saw in his dreams, a new world, it seems, over the mountains, wide range.

The once green forests were all then gone away, the rivers to have run dry.

The wild critters, once so plentiful, animals and birds, had perished, to die.


The man that came across the wide plain, to be greedy and had no respect,

A bountiful world, Its treasures so grand, now gone away, new time to reflect.

The people, once freely were to roam, now imprisoned, marching on a trail,

Death and destruction reigned over the scenes, as if cast by a terrible spell.

Wild bird's environment all destroyed...
Wild bird's environment all destroyed...

Where had all the vibrant colors gone, now all was gaunt and so dry,

The beautiful waters, the blue sky up above, now darkened, and why?

Those who came, lived in such shame, wastes were too much to bear,

Poisoned the waters, made dirty the air, resuming this without any care.


Now one last chance to save this earth, a great flood washed it all away,

Then came a great rain, melting of the big ice flows, of nature's display.

Waters rose high, drowned everything, by and by, nothing dry to remain,

When asked why he saw this, the wise did understand, all not to explain.


No fresh waters, to revitalize the soil...
No fresh waters, to revitalize the soil...

The few who had come, had taken life from the many, by their wrongs,

There could never be a new world then, ones who share, each belongs.

The demise of all mankind, never any to remind, for all were soon gone,

That once golden moon high above, people admired, now shined alone.

No more wild horses to run across the open plains...
No more wild horses to run across the open plains...

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      Kenneth Avery 

      10 days ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      whonu -- you are welcome.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      10 days ago from United States

      My thanks to Kenneth, Verlie, and Three Keys for you nice reviews. Many blessings my friends. whonu

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      whonunuwho 

      10 days ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. I feel the need to share this subject as it is certainly needed. Many blessings. whonu

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      Threekeys 

      10 days ago from Australia

      whonu, I liked the sound of this poem. Its subject matter was both earthy and visionary together with making me feel regretful over ignorant mistakes made by us humans in the past. Enjoyed your paintings, too.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      10 days ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      whonunuwho -- amazing poem. Very moving and very true. I loved it.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      11 days ago from Canada

      Beautiful, and sad whonu, gorgeous poem and paintings!

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