I have cried tears that drained into a river, I have cried tears that made a lake, I have cried tears that made the Great Lakes, I have cried tears of my home, I have cried tears to wade in, I have cried tears to gently feel the water on my hands, I have cried tears so the previous generations can heal, I have cried tears so the future generations can heal, I have cried tears so the tribes can dance again, I have cried tears so the tribes can sing again, I have cried tears that fill buckets up to overflow, Into rivers, Into lakes, Into the Great Lakes, I have cried tears so the burden and weight on my heart will be lessened, I have cried tears for my parents, I have cried tears for my sister, I have cried tears for my brother, I have cried tears for my cousins, I have cried tears for my relatives, I have cried tears for my ancestors, I have cried tears for the four footeds, I have cried tears for the winged ones, I have cried tears that fill buckets up to overflow, Into rivers, Into lakes, Into the Great Lakes, I will cry tears, Cry tears, Until I am gone.

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