‘Crazy Horse Canyon’ a poem by Charles Edwards

Crazy Horse Canyon

Bloody bayonets kill pride

the Lakota, the Sioux, running

over rivers of conceit they roam

along Crazy Horse Canyon.

Face paints, yellow lightning bolts 

and powder, war bonnets, sacred 

songs sang by the Oglala today

a protector of a people.

Indian wars, fighting warriors,

spirits calling Conquering Bear

& Little Hawk leading us to

the Black Hills, ‘Pahá Sápa’.

Inspired by visions of Sitting

Bull, massacres of innocent Indians

takes a turn alongside bloody shores

of The Little Bighorn River.

‘Valley of Chieftans’ that battlefield

known as Greasy Grass, lies the 

defeated, broken body of General

Custer on Last Stand Hill.

About the contributor

Charles Edwards (pen name) A long-time Chicagoan/Californian, widowed, retired, writing poetry for several years. His first, two publications appear in the 2019/Winter Issue, the 2020/Spring Issue of 'October Hill Magazine,' as well as 'The Voices Project,' 'BlazeVOX' and 'North Dakota Quarterly.' Blessings~ear Dave

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