Grandfathers! Grandmothers!

Once we planted trees

To mark your passing

Hoping you would return

 

We called to you,

Grandfathers!

Grandmothers!

Asking you to come home

 

Once we raised mounds

Laid you deep inside

And visited bringing gifts

 

We called to you,

Grandfathers!

Grandmothers!

Asking you to hear our praise and songs

 

It has been so long

Since a tree was planted

Or a name was given

A mound was raised

Or a gift laid down

 

Again, we prepare the ground for trees

Again, we give the names

Again, we prepare the Earth for mounds

Again, we lay down the gifts

 

We seek you once again

We call to you, we sing to you, we praise you

Grandfathers!

Grandmothers!

Asking you to come home

Asking you to show us the way before

Asking you to walk with us once more

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  1. Tiffani
    October 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful, especially with the season on us. Thank you for your words!

    • October 31, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you for reading them! ^_^

  2. October 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I love reading this. Thank you for sharing! Do you have any updates regarding your Ancestor Devotional?

    • October 31, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thank you for reading! The finishing touches are going on the Devotional and it will be done. I can’t wait to hold it in my hands. Four years of work from so many hands and hearts.

  3. October 31, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome–I can’t wait to read it. You (along with Kenn Day) really helped to get me started with ancestor work from your talks at Convo.

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