Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

.My Heart Is Native


An Indian maid with long plaited hair
Indian tunes crooning through the air
Could not I be she?
My heart is native.

A bare-foot black girl on coral sand
Holding a conk shell in burnished hand
Could not I be she?
My heart is native.

A snow-block home by an open flame
An Inuit child with an Inuit name
Could not I be she?
My heart is native.

Under the skin are we not the same
Just being people no matter the name
Could not that be we
When hearts are native?

Submitted: Saturday, January 03, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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  • Phyllis Strong (8/3/2013 9:22:00 AM)

    We are all one big puzzle, embrace diversity and let the pieces come together, because with pieces missing we will never see the big picture. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Adeline, we are all different, but still the same.

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  • Heather Wilkins (5/24/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    under the skin we are all the same. We all came here and will leave the same way. We are all GOD'S creation. nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (10/27/2012 8:07:00 AM)

    very touching a great and wonderful write............delivers........ a great message...lovely (Report) Reply

  • Travis Ciempa (6/18/2012 11:58:00 AM)

    Very moving... You are a great writer, I read some of your other poems as well, this is my favorite - Trav (Report) Reply

  • igor Grey Balatsky (2/11/2012 4:36:00 AM)

    We are the same inside – in our divine and godlike nature: the lonely souls, strangers in the universe, the little drops in the Causal Ocean, the pure particles of Absolute. A brilliant thoughtful piece of poetry. Thank you for your wisdom, Adeline. (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (7/27/2011 12:23:00 PM)

    Nice stanzas and amazing views of watching the nature that is called really native
    thanks for sharing 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (5/12/2011 4:29:00 PM)

    Superb thoughts, and so illuminatingly spoken, with such wonder and wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • John Rolland (10/14/2010 2:57:00 PM)

    I love the poem, this is an excellent way to convey a sweet message of love, deep sentiments lead the world to a better place....Peace and love

    yann (Report) Reply

  • Yelena M. (10/31/2009 12:39:00 PM)

    A wonderful message amazingly expressed. Thanks for sharing, Adeline.
    Best wishes. Yelena M. (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (10/6/2009 12:21:00 PM)

    Hi Adeline, It is very beautiful and kind poem, from your heart falls fantastic stars... 10...
    Best wishes,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Samuel Pennell (1/3/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    Wow, this is truly fabtastic, I love your poems, I am adding you to my favorites!

    Please give my poems a look!
    http: //poemhunter.com/samuel-stuart-pennell/

    Samuel Stuart Pennell (Report) Reply

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