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Chief Watching

Protecting my family and friends is my job.
Heading towards my house is an angry mob.

This gun in my hand is a giant mistake.
I need to put it down for my families sake.

I'm dressed in my traditional clothes.
Will I die in combat? nobody knows.

I put my game face on, and hide my fear inside.
And I only have the great lord Jesus on my side.

If I die tonight, my soul will be finally free.
Just promise you'll always remember me.

poem for the picture ''Chief Watching'' 

Poem By: Cherica Eckiwaudah

Copyright © Cherica Eckiwaudah

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  1. Date: 9/17/2009 5:25:00 PM
    I can almost remember the picture!

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 2:31:00 PM
    im jealous you wrote this before me but you delivered better than i ever could great poem

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 1:45:00 PM
    You have all you'll ever need on your side. Vince

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 5:06:00 AM
    *Emotion even!

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 5:05:00 AM
    This is such a sad poem. The narrator having to do the unthinkable and regretting it, knowing fully that it isn't the right thing to do. You displayed so much emotional here that the reader fully understands the motivations and thoughts of the "chief". Amazing! Also, Cherica is such an unusual name. Do you know where it comes from or what it means? Nathaniel x

  1. Date: 6/10/2009 10:19:00 PM
    This is wonderful, Cherica! You've revealed the soul of this person in such a bold, profound way. Great work! Donna

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Nicely said!

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 1:54:00 PM
    To know one's mistakes and to march on from there... a poem that beats in the heart of us all, hopefully there will be no need for violence.

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 12:00:00 PM
    strong and really great write loved the ending great job. really great see such a poerful use of ryhme

  1. Date: 6/6/2009 9:10:00 PM
    Wow, you do catched the voice of someone else in here; every vibrating sun-thread can be felt in this poem; I love it; thanks for the experience, and for the comment =D

  1. Date: 6/6/2009 7:56:00 PM
    It mingles and blends true bonding between human and with God. Thanks.

  1. Date: 6/6/2009 7:04:00 AM
    great job here! I love the part about your soul finally being free... keep writing and thanks for your comments! peace out Levi