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protect freedom impeach bush now Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 07:59 PM
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Hopi Prayer - Do not stand at my grave and weep. ........
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Hopi Prayer
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Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint in the snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the autumn's gentle rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there,
I did not die.

Piestewa, 23, a member of the Hopi Tribe, was killed when her support convoy was ambushed near Nasiriyah in Iraq on 3/23/03. She was a single mother with a son, 4, and a daughter, 3.


This prescient piece was written back on April 10:

"...Lynch will come home to West Virginia on crutches, to the waving of American flags; Piestewa will return to the reservation in a coffin draped in an American flag."


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