Sandy composed the following poem for a project at Main Street Square in Rapid City. She then decided to paint the picture A Warriors Journey Through Maka Sica. “AKA, The Badlands” If you look close you can see the three feathers in the painting.
A Journey Through Maka Sica A lone Warrior riding through Maka Sica Looking from side to side Weary from the long ride Contending with the heat Looking up to the pinnacles of red earth That reach up to the sky. An eagle soaring and swooping down. Sharp eyes searching for prey on the ground. Three feathers gently floating down The Warrior’s blessings are from above Courage, Strength, and Wisdom sent with love. A harsh bleak beauty here in Maka Sica Lone Warrior weary from the ride Renewed, revived, restored, and alive. A Warrior’s journey through Maka Sica. Sandy Swallow Lakota/ Northern Cheyenne