[Hpn] Her Trail Of Tears (Ode To Reta Reingruber)

William C. Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:45:14 -0500

From: Paul Millard borderline_dreamer@hotmail.com

Her Trail Of Tears

(Ode To Reta Reingruber)

I awoke this morning not feeling my toes,
thought I turned a corner and ran into myself
sleeping on the streets is much too cold,
al I needed was a little bit of help.

Growing older isn't supposed to be so tough,
should be surrounded by things of comfort
things of comfort  now unevenly rough
total lack of compassion from courts

Five months Reta set in a morgue,
too poor to be buried with honor
her  trail of tears has been forged,
needing only a granite tower

They've forgotten the olive branch,
that once was extended in peace,
we're not looking for riches of chance,
we just want a little piece.

 2005  Paul Millard