In a Sacred Manner I Come (Reprise)


Take the first steps on
Your chosen pathway midst the throng
Set your will upon
Your worthy goal that mill among

Plenty there will be
Attempting to stand in your way
Plenty will agree
No value lies in what you say

Then there will be those
Who spinning only aimlessly
Are just oblivious
To your bright possibility

You will critics see
Looking for ways to criticize
Whate’er your purpose be
That’s how they paychecks realize

Unto all of these
Send out the old Lakota call
From one a vision sees
To perhaps obstructive all:

“Hanta yo!” they cry
And “Wakanya hebu yelo!” —
Those it was heard by
Off that path hastened swift to go

“Clear the way! Clear the way!”
That’s what those words were meant to say
“Get out — get out — get out of my way:
In a sacred manner I come!”


The poet/editor of this website is physically disabled, and lives at a fraction of her nation’s poverty level. Contributions may be made at:

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