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In a Sacred Manner I Come


Recorded Reading;


In a Sacred Manner I Come

Take the first steps on
Your chosen pathway midst the throng
Set your will upon
Your worthy goal that mill among

Plenty there will be
Attempting to stand in your way
Plenty will agree
No value lies in what you say

Then there will be those
Who, spinning only aimlessly,
Are just oblivious
To your bright possibility

You will critics see
Looking for ways to criticize
Whatever your purpose be:
That’s how they paychecks realize!

Unto all of these
Send out the old Lakota call
From one a vision sees
To perhaps obstructive all:

“Hanta yo!” they cry,
“Wakanya hebu yelo!” —
Those it was heard by
From off that path hastened to go

“Clear the way! Clear the way!”
That’s what those words were meant to say ~
“Get out — get out — get out of my way:
In a sacred manner I come!”


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:



Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide half a million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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