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Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Poem for Sunday - "Two Friends, The Red and the White"

Recently, while reading through History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, available on Google Books, I ran upon a poem entitled "Two Friends, The Red And The White." Although this poignant poem was included in the book to reflect upon close relationships that existed between Native Americans and their non-tribal neighbors, anyone who has ever had a close friend can relate to the thoughts expressed in the words. Since the poet's name was not provided, I am simply referencing its inclusion in the book mentioned above.

Two Friends, The Red and the White

"We spoke of many a vanished scene,

Of what we once had thought and said,

Of what had been, and might have been.

And who was changed, and who was dead;

And all that fills the hearts of friends,

When first they feel with secret pain,

Their lives thenceforth have separate ends,

And can never be one again."

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