The Warpath of Geronimo The Apache - An Original Poem by S.

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The Native American man

Was kicked off his land

And his tribe murdered today


Native American man

You're one with your tribe and the land

And it breaks your heart to see

It all taken away


The soldiers and settlers

Came to rape the land

Why they hate instead of love

He can't understand


This land isn't anyone's to own

We only wanted peace

But you wouldn't leave us alone


He cries,

"Now you've taken the lives,

Of my mother's, children's, and wife,

You've caused so much bloodshed, despair and strife

And now, this native american won't rest

Untill he's scalped you with his knife!"


But, untill then

He's on the run again

But meanwhile he'll watch and wait...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Important message in this piece--and it is heartbreaking.


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you AudreyHowitt, this man really stood against incredible odds. A truely strong and courageous man with a great and mighty spirit. He inspired me.

- S.


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

A strong message is in this poem. It speaks out with incredible force. Excellent in every way.


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you, Phoebe Pike, for reading and enjoying this poem. I enjoyed writing it and sharing it with everyone here. I hope it inspires you like it did me.

- S.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The message is clear. We should hang our heads in shame. Beautiful poetry...


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

I love your response, always exploring. I wrote this because I want more people to know about Geronimo and others like him who fought for the land. They believe that they were part of the land, not seperate, and I believe that too.

- S.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great poem Christopher, really enjoyed it! You have a way with words....

Take care - voted up

John


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

John, I didn't do this poem. My friend S. did. This is clearly stated yet is being constantly overlooked...

Very well then, time to update OUR profile...

I'm pretty sure S. would have enjoyed your comment had it been addressed to them instead of me. ~sigh~

- Christopher


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

S. is indeed pleased, thank you so much, John Sarkis, for visiting us.

- S.


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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

Nice words to inculcate feelings of patriotism in one's heart.......


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you very much, Vidya Mallar, for contributing such a fine compliment. I feel that Geronimo was indeed a very brave man.

- S.


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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

I don't know much about this great man,but the way you presented him through your words was enough to know about his greatness and understand how patriotic you are.. Voted up.


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you, Vidya, your comment helped me to decide to add some more information about this great man...

Geronimo was an Apache leader who had almost his entire tribe, including all of his family, slaughtered mercilessly. He, who burdened the most pain of the remainder of his tribe, led those other few left to seek out help from other Apache tribes who neighbored them. After presenting his tale, the other tribes helped by sending warriors with them. Under Geronimo's command, the now much stronger mix of warriors went on to defeat their rivals.

Geronimo's tale doesn't end there, but he lived through many, many near-fatal attempts on his life to tell about it.

I hope you enjoyed hearing more about this great, brave warrior.

- S.

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