~ Uncle Raleigh ~

In the evening light I still hear his flute
His songs he played for me as a child
Uncle Raleigh , my mentor and kin to boot
He always believed in me , never thought of me as wild

The scent of pine and coal soot still brings me a smile
Hard working man of the railroad , traveled many a mile
Uncle Raleigh never let me forget my Cherokee root
I can still hear his voice saying 'never forget'

Sometimes in the night I hear that lonesome train whistle
And I remember back through childhood ,wildflowers and thistle,
To a wickiup of mud and sticks, and happy hours
Where Uncle Raleigh told me stories about that family of ours

He taught me how to listen to the bird song
and hear the singing of the brook
Taught me to see with my heart and hear the stories in the wind
These he taught me without even opening a book

What priceless gifts he gave to me way back then
And when his sun set and he went home..
With him ..a part of me he took

2004 Bonnie Ray
Dedicated to my sister
Cherokee Rose
in memory of Uncle Raleigh

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