Snow Softly Falling…

An Apache Moment (in free verse)

His name, Donali…

Meaning “Great One”

Killed bear with a knife

Outside the hunter’s camp

Though only ten winters

…………………………………………..

Her name, Naleen

Simple and shy

Promised at only

Nine winters

Father’s last daughter to give

………………………………………………

Him more afraid than the day

In front of bear with a knife

Knees quaking

Brothers laughing

Standing now in front of her

…………………………………………………

Her, first time

Also standing in front of him

Fathers both agreeing

Not caring of feelings

Maiden’s heart bursting

…………………………………………………..

…………………………………….

His hand on her chest

Feeling heart beating

Her hand on his face

Warm to the touch

Both smile

……………………………………..

And in the moment

The future is set

Both turn away

Go back to their tents

Snow softly falling…

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