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Guard of Many Teepees

Story ID:7651
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1800
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Guard of Many Teepees

Guard of Many Teepees

I am Indian warrior
I guard many teepees
With many squaws and braves
So can sleep in peace

I traded many blankets
With Whiteman for gun
Traded many beaver skins
For pony that can run

Traded many beads
To pony soldier
For saddle and
Poncho, for when itís colder.

Been out here on pony
For many rising suns
Eating jerky
Jerky almost gone

No grass for pony
Pony need food
No water
That no good.

I see brave on trail
Come to me
Pony me
Go to teepee

This picture of this brave and horse
Kinda got me thinking
What is he guarding?
For miles there is nothing.

Winter or summer
How lonely can it be?
Not a car in sight
Not even a TV

Iíve seen times
When even me
Would like to
Be way out in the country

Away from fun and frolic
Just to be alone
Where I could talk to myself
About things that are going on.

And my thoughts and problems
Stow them away high on a shelf
Let them be known to no one
Theyíre only for myself.

I would guard these
For many, many moons
If ever opened
It would be too soon.
Monte L. Manka 12-7-11