Thursday, August 1, 2019

The sacred stories return to us to honor all living things

White Buffalo Woman

by Toni Truesdale

The White Buffalo Woman of the Lakota Sioux

Brought the message of hope

With instructions on living to the people.

Millions of the great animal lived on the western plains;

The buffalo provided sustenance and survival.

Nearly extinct by white marksman

Who slaughtered them  “for sport”’

The buffalo were left laying in the sun, rotting

Hundreds at a time.

We need to be reminded today;

The sacredness of balance.

Is in the connection of all living things.

To take only what is needed;

Precious, is each life.

Use it with reverence.

And, think of the environment

As your family

And give thanks...

Copyright 1983

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