Melanie C. Campos ~ MahTame

BRING MY WARRIOR HOME, MORNING STAR

Melanie C. Campos: Bring My Warrior Home, Morning Star

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: January 4, 2009
Awarded: January 4, 2009
Morning star, shine down on the prairie
Light up the path for my weary Warrior

He has gone away to hunt for us to eat
Darkness keeps returning without him

Guide him, morning star, lead the path
Where he has traveled; bring him home

Patiently she awaits his return, his maiden,
Tending to his tepee with loving care

She sings soft Kiowa songs into the wind
As it blows unto the prairie grasses high

Carrying along the scent of cedar and sage
And up into the valley and mountains yon

Into the horizon and yonder, beyond the sky
Shine the way, Morning star, bring him home