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Misty Blue


I heard the wind blowing briskly through the cottonwood trees,
And it sounded as though it were calling, calling to me.
So sad and so lonesome the sound that it makes,
Like a soul wandering aimless by the shores of this misty blue lake.

This misty blue lake out in Arapaho land,
Where I met this young maiden and later asked for her hand.
We planned to marry, but it was not to be,
For her brother only knew hatred and he aimed it at me.

I traded seven ponies and would have given her dad more,
Just to walk hand and hand with my young maiden down misty blue shore.
She was the chiefs daughter, the tribes princess you see,
As lovely as a flower in full bloom, and blooming only for me.

Time went by slowly as preparations were made,
She was so lovely in her doeskin dress and her hair set in braids.
Her eyes twinkled like diamonds as they sparkled at me,
We were both so in love, this even a blind man could see.

The day of the wedding down by the lake,
Standing there in all her beauty was more than my poor heart could take.
As she came to me, her brother from out of nowhere did too,
With a gun in his hand he fired, but his aim was not true.

The bullet it struck her and it took her from me,
As I held her closely she whispered bury me close to that cottonwood tree.
She said when the wind blows my darling, I’ll be calling to you,
Down by the waters of old Misty Blue.

Copyright © Ronald Bingham

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  1. Date: 2/1/2012 6:05:00 AM
    I have truly enjoyed reading your poetry you have posted here at PoetrySoup. You are a very special poet and I wish you the best in your life and with your poetry. Two thumbs up to you Ronald. Love and best wishes always, Carol

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 1:58:00 PM
    beautiful love & love lost verse! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 7:13:00 AM
    Crying here.... both of us. Love to you. Dane

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 10:27:00 PM
    That's a beautiful write...It makes one imagine everything.. imagery is very vivid here... Thank you for sharing, Farah

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 7:30:00 AM
    Wow, Ronald! What an engaging story and so beautifully worded. I could see each scene unfolding and to find the tragic ending. It made me "feel," which is exactly what poetry is supposed to do. Thank you for sharing this. There has always been a special place in my heart for Native Americans. And given the strength of your faith, you know that these two characters are destined to meet again in heaven! Love you! Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 5:54:00 PM
    Hi Ronald Wow, a amazing story you pen. I was captivated right up to the very end. A sad write written with a lot of heart. Loved it! Hope you are doing well. Take care Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 7:37:00 PM
    What a wonderful write. A tragic story with a tragic end it was a very enjoyable read. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 9:25:00 AM
    This is just incredible, Ronald ... one beautiful write and a tragic story that I hope isn't true in your life!! You are a wonderful writer!!

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 7:51:00 AM
    This could be a song my dad would sing around a campfire....his guitar and cowboy hat, and the coyotes wailing in the background. A wonderful write! ~ Carrie