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The Water Prayer

from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 3 by Nhojj

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I was searching for a bit of inspiration... and discovered this video of a Native American woman sharing her relationship with water... it was sacred and beautiful and inspired this piece...

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I seldom 
Imagine you as you are
Running in streams and lakes 
Gathering like family outings at sea
Drifting home to oceans
Arm in arm with sunsets 
Waves kissing shores 
Goodnight whispering 
Sleep well on your
River beds of stone and coral reef
Mist rising heavenward 
Dreaming of jellyfish and
Descending like dew at dawn

Water...
First Peoples say...
You are alive

You form a silver circle with Sister Moon 
Mirroring stars who secretly lend us 
Stardust embedded in our bodies so 
We may shine from time to time and 
Remember to gaze up on dark nights

Water...
First Peoples say...
You are alive

You carry messages from beyond
Sprinkling memory and magic and meaning 
Watering a planet hungry for mystery and truth

Water...
First Peoples say...
You are alive

Spring
Summer
Fall... 
Season following season 
Generation following generation 
A circle of life...
Closed to all but us 
Living on this planet
You float up to sky father 
&
Fall down like rain 
Sinking like drops into the recesses of 
Mother Earth only to rise again when
Called forth by the sun 
Helping all things grow in the process 

Water...
First Peoples say...
You are alive

So this morning 
I kneel at your banks 
Praying this prayer of peace 
Permeates the molecules of your being 

Spaces in between
Merging with all 
Prayers of all ancestors… 

As you rise again 
Becoming clouds floating
Over mountain high and valley low 
Over penthouse and hut alike
Over tree and wild flower and 
Soil where oranges and dandelions 
Sway in the wind 

Naked limbs shiver in the cold as
Winter strips us of leaves and light
Chaos swirling all around us like a storm...

Even in this dead of night
May your peace fall like
Snowflakes no two alike tonight
On children dreaming of 
Holidays and magic 

Because 
We all have been children dreaming of
Holidays and magic 

So shower the gifts of abundance...
Food and medical supplies and hope
Coat city and village and town
Fill our hearts with 
A memory of love 
A deeper meaning of kindness... 
So wherever we fall 
Flowers may blossom like spring again
Returning year after year 
Season after season
Generation after generation 
A circle a
Rainbow of beauty and 
Blessings...
Aché 

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from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 3, track released December 22, 2018
Written & performed by Nhojj

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Nhojj Orlando, Florida

Singer/songwriter and poet wading through the rivers of R&B, soul, jazz, and reggae.

My intention is to create sonic spaces where you can experience yourself through the lens of love and acceptance.

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