Stones of Hail

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

a song lyric about the famous Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse

 

Stones of Hail

 

He painted stones of hail

On his horse before the chase,

And a yellow lightning bolt

Down the left side of his face,

As his battles turned to legends

Many men would tell the tale,

Of the warrior made of lightning

Riding in on stones of hail. 

 

Crazy Horse was born a warrior

And he'd never understand,

Why they slaughtered all the buffalo

Across his native land,

So he met the future face-to-face

And fought it hand-to-hand,

He was born to be a warrior

And was bound to take a stand.

 

He painted stones of hail

On his horse before the chase,

And a yellow lightning bolt

Down the left side of his face,

As his battles turned to legends

Many men would tell the tale,

Of the warrior made of lightning

Riding in on stones of hail.

 

He was called a gentle warrior

By his family and friends,

But the soldiers near the Big Horn, called

Him something else again,

'Cause they met their future face-to-face

And lost it hand-to-hand,

And they saw his lightning flashing

As they took their final stand.

 

He painted stones of hail

On his horse before the chase,

And a yellow lightning bolt

Down the left side of his face,

As his battles turned to legends

Many men would tell the tale,

Of the warrior made of lightning

Riding in on stones of hail.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com

 


Submitted: October 17, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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