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Poem: Song for the Generations: December 26

Song for the Generations: December 26

by Gwen Nell Westerman

 

we rise

together

singing

our prayer

as one

hear us

we are

here

standing

at the

center

see us

we do

this

today so

our people

will live

tomorrow

we offer

our

hands

as human

beings

remember us


Gwen Nell Westerman (she/her) is a Dakota poet, a visual artist, and a distinguished faculty scholar at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the poet laureate of Minnesota. “Song for the Generations: December 26,” is reprinted by permission from Songs, Blood Deep, published by Holy Cow! Press, holycowpress.org