Learn More

Adeline Foster

Rookie - 223 Points (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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (.My Heart Is Native by Adeline Foster )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 44 Points 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.

    Phyllis (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,987 Points 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

  • Rookie - 72 Points Yash Shinde (10/27/2012 8:07:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 537 Points Smoky Hoss (5/12/2011 4:29:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie 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

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

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

Read all 19 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The enduring admiration, Benjamin Sundstrom
  2. A.Blok, May's been cruel...- translation.., Lyudmila Purgina
  3. The Secret of My love, Hanh Chau
  4. Submission of Poem, Vera Sidhwa
  5. The Hungry, Randy McClave
  6. You are not changed, ramesh rai
  7. The Poet called Light, Light Mark
  8. Stripes, Mike Acker
  9. Rocks like Milky Ways, Mikey Bachman
  10. Opportunities, Peter S. Quinn

Poem of the Day

poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
Upon the sides of mirth,
Cover thy lips and eyelids, let thine ears
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. "Hope" is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Ballad of Death, Algernon Charles Swinburne
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]