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They Are Gift's From The Creator

The old elder sits outside his Tipi.
He turns and calls to his daughter and son in law.
"Come sit with me and listen"
He points to the children playing in the distance.
In his wise old voice he says to them.
See the sweet little children, see them play on this bright and sunny day.

"For they are gifts from the Creator"

These little ones are our future, always remember that!
Never hit or abuse them, but instead teach and love them.

"For they are gifts from the Creator"

Teach them kindness and respect.
Teach the young boy to be a good brave, to have compassion for his people.
Teach the young girl to be a good wife, proud and kind.

"For they are gifts from the Creator"

Young father teach your son to be a good hunter.
Show him where the Buffalo are that he may provide for us all.
Tell him how proud you are when he does good!

"For they are gifts from the Creator"

Young mother, teach your daughter how to cook and sew, and
show her the medicines she will need to heal others.
When she does good, tell her how proud you are of her.

"For they are the gifts from the Creator"

My time is passing fast, but theirs is just beginning.
When I go to the great beyond, they must someday take my place.
And council the people as I have done all my life.

"For they are the gifts from the Creator"

When they grow-up and have families of their own.
They must remember what you have taught them, and raise their own in the same way.
Our people must continue way on into the future and for all time.

"For they are the gifts from the Creator"

-© Copyright Doreen Chavarria

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