Skybrush Warrior

Skybrush Warrior

A Poem by redzone
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... for a long ago friend..

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Skybrush Warrior

 

I think of you often old friend; of sharing sweat lodge ceremonies cleansing us of too much death and preparing us for the Sun Dance on Iowan Plains. Our paths and journeys were always shared in wolf dreams and Owl flutters in the night sky. It always seemed we travelled in Rabbit Boy’s power and shared in our victory of Iktome’s defeat.

 

In the old, old, olden days when the earth was very young and we loved dancing under the moon, we would journey out from the village finding whatever story we could find. One time our moccasins took us very far, through sage brush and sweet grass plains; over hills that grew gently then down into the world of wildflowers and cold, clear streams. Tired and thirsty, we came to an ancient looking tree. It stood proudly, pointing to the sky, its deep roots drinking from a fast moving stream, its waters were see through cold crystal. We drank our fill and re-filled our deer skin bags, smoked our pipe in remembrance of this day. Since it was late we stayed to watch the moon rise and sang wolf songs to its fullness

 

Old Sky, my long ago friend, I miss these journeys. You always knew how to paint the sky with stars and make me laugh with tales of the foolish ways our wolf brothers would challenge that old grizzly bear down by Bison Head Rock. One day my brother I know I will see you again out on the open plains all decked out in your ceremonial buckskin white, face in war colors and your battle lance held high calling me to reach out again to touch the skies. A day when The People will once again hunt buffalo and set up our teepees next to the river’s edge and live as one nation in balance with our Mother, singing our songs and telling our stories. “As it was in the beginning, so it will be in the end”.

 

AztecWarrior/redzone  9.28.16   

© 2016 redzone


Author's Note

redzone
....thanks for reading...
Skybrush was a wonderful friend who died several years ago and I wrote this after looking at some of his paintings... Miss you Dale...


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While I am not familiar with Skybrush Warrior, you have painted a lovely picture here with your words. Friendship, and magic, and another world, brought to life.

Posted 3 Years Ago


redzone

3 Years Ago

thank you Kl, he was a kind and gentle soul... I know you would have enjoyed him, his humor, his poe.. read more
I remember Skybrush from the Starlite Cafe....and I remember how he inspired so many. You, Curt, paint the sky with stars. Your words are always filled with emotion and so honest. Each time you write, you pour your heart onto the screen for us to share. It's always a pleasure...and Skybrush lives on because of writers like you. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


redzone

3 Years Ago

I figured you knew him Lydi... in many ways he and Tess (his daughter) were the heart and soul of th.. read more
Lydia

3 Years Ago

Yes, he and Tess WERE Starlite....it's a shame what the site deteriorated into.
redzone

3 Years Ago

yes, a big shame... we lost something special there...
yeah, this is an incredible story, were i became part of the adventures. my knowledge of native American culture and stories was gained through film and literary works, and this is wonderful depiction.
*wish it would continue, perhaps a part 2*
well written Sir

Posted 3 Years Ago


redzone

3 Years Ago

thanks so much Costa, he was a good friend... glad you enjoyed this tribute... this is a part 2 of s.. read more
costa siwale

3 Years Ago

no problem Mr Redzone, and i will be waiting.
amazing tribute...and such a wonderful friendship that transcends the normal...something about the native american culture that is so enchanting and spiritual.

love it, Curt.

j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


redzone

3 Years Ago

Thanks Jacob... Skybrush (Dale H) was an amazing man I met on a now defunct poetry site back when I .. read more
Redzone, this was beautiful. I'm not sure what more to say.
I can feel the underlying longing to see/spend time once again, or one more time.
A lovely story that reads like an old legend or myth.

Posted 3 Years Ago


redzone

3 Years Ago

Ana, much thanks for your comment, he was a true friend and I think you would have liked him and his.. read more
I very much long for the day when we all hunt buffalo once again . . . love your telling of this story in many of the beloved Native traditions & observations thru the eyes of you & your friend. It reminds me of many such stories I still long to tell. I'm so happy you had such a friend, even if he's crossed the rainbow bridge now. Beautiful tribute & gentle remembrances (((HUGS)))

Posted 3 Years Ago


redzone

3 Years Ago

Nevdr met Sky.. did meet his daughter Tess and her husband.. he bettled bravely for many years again.. read more
barleygirl

3 Years Ago

He sounds like a very strong person who acts out of gentleness, just like you (((HUGS)))
redzone

3 Years Ago

in many ways stronger, and much more peaceful... his poetry and painting helped calm him a grand d.. read more

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