My first totally free verse contest. Below are quotes by Native Americans. I want poems in free verse using imagination and poetic devices based on these quotes.
"All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man does not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." - Chief Seattle
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand." tribe unknown
"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears." Minquess?
"Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins." - Cheyenne
"Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance." - Lakota
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Cherokee
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." - Blackfoot
Thunder Speech has run 21 contests since joining in 2010.