At The End of My Pencil

A collection of spiritual and poetic prose.

Over the years I have used poetry as a way of voicing my thoughts, my fears, my hopes, my dreams, my love and my pain. More

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About Holly Stokes

Go la nv Ga wo ni ha
Pronounced: go-la-nah ga-woe-knee-hah
or in English: Raventalker

I am simply a messenger ... my goal here is to help as many as I can with the stories I have lived and those yet to come. I will share with you my journey, my walk on the path of the Red Road with a collection of poetry I’ve written over the years. Come take my hand and walk with me a while... together we will grow .. together we will learn and together we will heal.

How did I get my name?

My name comes from the Creator by way of a Cherokee/Lakota Medicine Man. I received my Cherokee name through sacred Cherokee ceremony on an Autumn evening. A moment I shall never forget.

I'll tell you the story I was given of how the Creator gave the medicine man my name.
One Autumn evening the Medicine Man went into sweat lodge to ask the Creator for my name. A pack of wolves entered the lodge and lined against the wall. One wolf just would not stop talking... it went on and on about anything and everything. My friend said to the wolf "will you be quiet, I can't focus!". Frustrated, my friend says to the Creator .. I don't understand what you are telling me, I need a name for Holly. He heard a voice say, I have already given you the name. In the background that wolf was still jabbering away and my friend says "wolftalker?" and at that point a raven flew up onto his shoulder and says,

"NO, it's Raventalker and don't forget it!"

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