Melanie C. Campos ~ MahTame

DO NOT FORGET ME, BROTHER

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: October 11, 2007
Awarded: October 11, 2007
Mvskoke and Kiowa
Two young soldiers met
On a mission during a
War tour one will never forget

Mvskoke spoke with high
Honor of Kiowa’s tribe
Talking of the Ton-Kon-Gah
Warriors he would describe

Kiowa did not know this
For he was adopted out
At an early age, not knowing
What this was all about

They spoke into late
Hours before they were
Sent on this mission
Minutes became a blur

Mvskoke told Kiowa
Before jumping from the
Their chopper into enemy
He said, “Don’t forget me”

Parachuting out into the
Angry fire of bullets flying
Mvskoke left before Kiowa
Never knowing he was dying

“I will never forget you brother”
As Kiowa held his dear friend
Forever grieving this great death
As he will honor him to the end

Author’s Note: Dedicated to one of our Kiowa Ton-Kon-Gah Warriors