I Am Apache
by Harvey A. Mendez
Sunday, July 04, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A story of an Apache warrior.
The poem won third place in 1994 in The National Library of Poetry contest.
I am Apache, rage of first rainstorm,
Child of the Water, spring of the morning.
I rise from dark hidden caves,
challenge and slay the giant beast.
I am Apache, brother to the fox,
kin to eagles, kin to bears.
I run free through deep arroyos,
on desert grasslands flush with deer.
I am Apache, lance of victory,
thunder, my chager, lightning, my shield.
I wear feathers of First Chief
avenging spirits of our dead.
I am Apache, stronghold of ambush,
enemy in mountains, twister in deserts.
My burning arrow asks no quarter
when war paint flares, war drums beat.
I am Apache, blood of battle clouds,
flesh of rawhide, dust of Mother Earth.
I ride the Great Mustang in hidden canyons,
sacred and deep, after Usen burns my wickiup.
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|Reviewed by Ingeborg von Finsterwalde
|Thank you for the honor of letting us see the side of an Apache warrior. Beautiful poem and enjoyable to read.
|Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
|very well crafted.|
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
|such a wonderful hertiage
so in line with nature
...can see why it won
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|WOW! GREAT stuff from you! Well done!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
To my library this goes; it's a keeper!! :D
|Reviewed by E Detetcheverrie
|Goin' in my Den library! Excellent!|
|Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
|Beautiful poem of your ancestors...
|Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
|As I recall, Louis L'amour paid tribute to the Apache as "the world's greatest horse soldier." I'm sure you would not disagree. Great poem.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|A proud, gutsy piece, Harvey. Welcome aboard.|