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Lonnie
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Apache

Post by Lonnie » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:34 am

Apache



Gaunt ribs betray the hunger
that his spirit would deny
as he tracks elusive quarry
beneath an angry sky

a wind that howls in unison
with predator and prey
steals what little warmth he has
and whirls it far away

back within a wikkiup
embattled by the snow
his wife and child lie starving
by a dying fires' glow

he clutches tight his rifle
ignores his freezing feet
and staggers ever onward
in search of game to eat

lips begin to mumble
a half-remembered prayer
to the unseen spirits
of the forest and the air

he is Apache, born and raised,
and like Apaches past
he struggles day by day so that
he will not be the last


C. Lon R. Bruso

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bags123
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Re: Apache

Post by bags123 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:41 am

Very lyrical. Enjoyed. :cheers:
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
Your brain is like an umbrella. It only works when it's open- Someone Smart


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Lonnie
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Re: Apache

Post by Lonnie » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:55 am

Thank you very much!

I didn't expect a response this soon, you overwhelmed me!

goldenrod
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Re: Apache

Post by goldenrod » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:38 am

Almost too perfect in rhyme and meter for such a grim, honest and riveting poem! :bow:
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Lonnie
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Re: Apache

Post by Lonnie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks much!

Well, that's me, grim and poetic! LOL!!

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Travis
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Re: Apache

Post by Travis » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Nicely done! :thumbsup:

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Lonnie
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Re: Apache

Post by Lonnie » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:38 pm

Thank you, Travis! I appreciate the read and the feedback!

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