Monday, November 28, 2016

Advent at Standing Rock

An Elder stood in the river,
Praying with cleansing sage -
Arms lifted high to the sky.
Freezing water drips from him,
Drops, blessing and anointing, 
The remnants of the Tribes.
Upon the bank ranks of boots, 
Gathering their show of force.

One to baptize us with Pneuma Smoke and a Living Water;
The others baptize the People with teargas and water-cannons.

You brood of vipers!
How can you presume to say,
Law and order is on your side
(Laws of your "founding fathers")?
The greater Law is on our side:
A Law given to our Ancestors;
A Law of grace and mercy from our Father.

~ Tiwago

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