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Geronimo

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John Yaws
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The Whetstone Mountains are at peace.
The desert, silent, lies…
No longer hears the thud of hooves…
Or fierce, bloodthirty cries.
The human wolves no longer range-
Or paint for war, and prowl-
Goyathlay…and his jackal pack…
No longer raid and howl.
Goyathlay? You may ask me whom-
Or what that name may mean…
“One who yawns” defines it well-
Innocuous it seems.
Born in eighteen twenty-nine…
Down in New Mexico….
Goyathlay had another name…
Which everybody knows.
Apache war chief without peer-
The last to lay down arms.
No settler home was without fear
Ranches, towns, or farms.
“Talking Boy”, that’s Tom Horn-
A breed named Mickey Free-
Al Sieber, scout who had no peer
Were on his trail you see?
From fifty eight, to eighty six
He ranged the desert land-
Raping, robbing, killing all-
Whom  fate put in his hand.
I think his ghost still walks the land
Where, now, no people go-
This warrior was a fighting man…
He’s called “Geronimo”.  



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Saxoness
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1 posted 03-01-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Very very good, Wow

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

Danny Holloway
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Well done Gunslinger! Thanks for writing this piece.  I think you captured the man and the legend.
devina
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3 posted 03-01-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I always learn so much from you GS...maybe you should publish a book like this for history...I know I would have loved learning this way back in high school!!!

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