The Great Spirit Heard Their Prayers
In our country I've seen changes and so have you
Each year that comes brings new changes with it too
Beautiful forests and virgin lands are disappearing
Buildings of all shapes and heights are appearing.
Long ago Indian hunts for game reaped success
Abundant furs for their loved ones they did possess
For which they gave thanks to the great spirit in the sky
At times great warriors had tears of joy in their eyes.
Not too many years ago many sad changes came
Proud tribal hunters began finding less and less game
Many Indian tribes were forced to move onto reservations
Their past was often the topic of their conversations.
From dying flowers their seeds will sprout and grow
Indians survived hardships more than most of us know
Each morning sunrise they prayed for a new beginning
Their renewed strength grew each day without an ending.
The great spirit heard their prayers.....
Ralph L. Clark © 2003