Monday, 7 November 2016

Honored and Remembered



Honoured and Remembered

Row upon row of poppies an endless sea
of red
Bringing back memories for the living and
memorializing the dead
Brave men and women who fought side by side
unselfishly
In the name of freedom and peace, for their
country
Now they stand shoulder to shoulder lost in
their thoughts of that day
Medals shining under the bright sun, some shed
a tear as the bugler plays
In silence, we honour those who serve and especially
our vets
Proud of our country, proud of our heroes and proudly
we’ll never forget







WindWalker®

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Lost Moccasin



Lost Moccasin

One moccasin lost among many; many never coming
home again
Many worries, many tears, plenty of heartache and
pain
Sleepless nights go on forever wondering about the
lost moccasin
Only the darkness holds all the answers of where to
begin
Many prayers hoping that the almighty Creator holds
her in His grace
And one day leads her home or leads her to Mother
Earth’s embrace










WindWalker ®

Monday, 15 April 2013

"MICHAEL" CD Released!

Click on the cover art to go to the Official MICHAEL/MAGIC MIKE LIKEY/MYSTIC MINSTREL Web-Site...
Featuring a myriad of songs reflecting mystical observances and experiences, to singable, joyous,almost child-like melodies celebrating life, "Magic Mike Likey"/MICHAEL/"The Mystic Minstrel's latest 12-song compilation also features the rare, long sought-after theme-songs from his two TV-shows, "Magic Mike's Castle" and "Magic Mike & Co."


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Official music-video of the song "Let Yourself Go" from the MICHAEL CD...

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Monday, 30 May 2011

"The Wind Speaks"-WindWalker Releases First Poetry Anthology: A Review


Darrell “WindWalker” Scarrett is an Aboriginal poet from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. An Aboriginal Elder, after having read WindWalker’s early works observed: “He must walk upon the wind to gather the words he shares with people; much like the eagle that soars in the sky bringing back wisdom from the Creator.” Hence the name “WindWalker” was bestowed upon Scarrett.
 Having spent his formative years surviving the mean-streets of the “core-area” of Winnipeg, Darrell’s spirit quickly rose high above the everyday surroundings and conditions of lack and despair, prejudice and ignorance, soon becoming a shining beacon of hope for all whose lives have been blessed enough to be touched by this “Spiritual Warrior”.
In the ’80’s and ’90’s, capturing a childhood he never had, he voiced (or more aptly “brought to life”) the puppets known to thousands of children and adults as “Desmond the Dragon” and “Forgetful Lion” (amongst many more) for the popular local children’s television show “Magic Mike’s Castle” (which ran “live-to-tape” a record nine seasons for a show of its type). 

 Scarrett’s anthology “The Wind Speaks” contains 28 moving and personal poems, reflecting a journey that we can all relate to: survival and thriving of the human spirit and condition. A line reflecting eternal hope from one of the pieces “Just Because” says it all: “Just because many times my spirit has been broken…my heart still has a beautiful song”. Another line from “Sitting On the Edge of A Tear” reflects his own inner strength: “For each door that closes another one opens and I will strive for more For I fear nothing or no one except for my Creator”. From “Heroes”: “Heroes believe when you leave this earthly place one day The only things you get to keep are the things you gave away”.
Darrell WindWalker Scarrett is a true advocate and inspiration of hopes and dreams for all, and is a true Hero for humanity.

“The Wind Speaks” by Darrell WindWalker Scarrett. Published by Crossing Borders Publications, Winnipeg, Canada. Copyright 2009 by WindWalker (R) All Rights Reserved. 

Available directly from the author: magic-of-windwalker@hotmail.com Visit WindWalker here: http://moondancermysticminstrel.weebly.com/other-talent.html

"A Gift from the Wind"-A Sacred Offering: Review



Darrell “WindWalker” Scarrett is an Aboriginal poet from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. An Aboriginal Elder, after having read WindWalker’s early works observed: “He must walk upon the wind to gather the words he shares with people; much like the eagle that soars in the sky bringing back wisdom from the Creator.” Hence the name “WindWalker” was bestowed upon Scarrett.
 Having spent his formative years surviving the mean-streets of the “core-area” of Winnipeg, Darrell’s spirit quickly rose high above the everyday surroundings and conditions of lack and despair, prejudice and ignorance, soon becoming a shining beacon of hope for all whose lives have been blessed enough to be touched by this “Earth-Angel”. (Scarrett prefers the term “Spiritual Warrior”)
In the ’80’s and ’90’s, capturing a childhood he never had, he voiced (or more aptly “brought to life”) the puppets known to thousands of children and adults as “Desmond the Dragon” and “Forgetful Lion” (amongst many more) for the popular local children’s television show “Magic Mike’s Castle” (which ran “live-to-tape” a record nine seasons for a show of its type); many feel the success of the show was largely due to the popular puppets and their interaction with the series host and producer, a professional magician. At Scarrett’s urging, the show became a showcase for young local talent, and many local Winnipeg youth got their first taste of television and the entertainment industry via the TV-show.
Not merely content to voice the popular characters, Scarrett (already working full-time facilitating youth programs for “at-risk” youth in Winnipeg) again encouraged Magic Mike and himself to appear at the children’s wards of hospitals, hospices, daycares, and senior homes; anywhere and everywhere that hope was needed, all of the shows done for free, even though Mike commanded a hefty fee at other times and appearances. “I learned the importance of gratitude and giving back, thanks to Darrell”, says Magic Mike today, from Vancouver, Canada. "I’ve learned from him that everyone who has and is still touching our lives, are part of the fabric of our being, like patches of a quilt. We build ourselves up and are made up of those who love us. He is a beacon of hope that shines through for all.”

 Darrell WindWalker Scarrett's latest collection, “A GIFT FROM THE WIND”, contains 23 years of Christmas treasures: Darrell, who at age 17, had nothing but his heart to give as a Christmas gift, decided to write the poem “Christmas of Long Ago”, and share it with friends and family as his Christmas present. This moving and candid poem began that which was to be an annual Christmas tradition of hope and light. 
 The tearful but promising “Mama’s Wish Box”, and “The Tears of Angels” which explains snow as the “Joyful tears of angels who cried for the special child who came to save us…” to the special significance of a snow globe in “Remembering Christmas”, this journey of hope and wonderment is echoed in the objects on the special fold-out cover-page. 
 Darrell sums it all up: “a white candle representing hope; the peace pipe from the late William Brace who encouraged and inspired me to live my dream; the eagle feather from the late Senator of the Metis Nation Elsie Bear who said “I believe in you, now you must believe in yourself.” They will be remembered as two very special people who taught me to Hope…Dream…Believe…”

“A Gift From The Wind” by Darrell WindWalker Scarrett. Published by Crossing Borders Publications, Winnipeg, Canada. Copyright 2009 by WindWalker (R) All Rights Reserved. 

Available directly from the author: magic-of-windwalker@hotmail.com

Visit WindWalker here:
http://moondancermysticminstrel.weebly.com/other-talent.html