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My Former Life

I was renowned as Chief Buffalo Chips, a great leader of many tribes. I was given that pathetic name by my father resulting in a heap of gibes. But with a name like his, Chief Tater Chips, what else could I expect, So I had to count many coup in battle to gain my braves' respect! I rode my pinto pony as free as the wind, as free as the eagle soars. I smeared my bronzed body with colorful hues to enjoy the thrill of wars. With bow and arrow true, I supplied my tribes with plenty buffaloes, To feed and clothe the old and young to see them through winter snows! I smoked the peace pipe with blue coats but they were wont to deceive, But I got my revenge at Little Big Horn where I won my tribes' reprieve! Many moons later The Great White Father set up a fund for Indian Relief. (For some reason Libby Custer refused to donate due to a spiteful beef!) My humble teepee housed many papoose and Red Deer my prolific squaw, Plus her grumpy mother, Black Widow, my miserable mother-in-law! When this mortal shell I shed, I thought I'd escaped eternal reprobation, Only to find Black Widow in the Happy Hunting Ground! Oh! Such damnation! Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (c) 2014 All Rights Reserved Placed No. 3 in Carolyn Devonshire's " Past Lives" Contest - June 2014

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Date: 6/30/2014 12:41:00 AM
Absorbing and gripping tale of the past life with humor running underground, Bob and congrats on the win
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Date: 6/29/2014 8:36:00 PM
Wow!!! what a senstaional rendering of a past life, Robert. Many congrats!!! Elaine
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Date: 6/29/2014 8:23:00 PM
My friend this ENTERTAINING write brought a smile to my face and happy thoughts. Huge congrats on your win!!!
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Date: 6/29/2014 8:13:00 PM
Bob, Happy to read you again. This is one of the best. Congrats!!
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Date: 6/29/2014 5:56:00 PM
Lol. Congrats on a great win with such an entertaining write, my friend. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 6/29/2014 2:50:00 PM
Chief Teller Of Tales, this is awesome. Im cracking up over your name for your mother-in-law. Such a riot. Congrats Mr Bob..maybe we will meet in the Happy Hunting Grounds. BG
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Date: 6/27/2014 6:40:00 PM
Robert this may be fiction wish it was true the names are awesome love black widow the mother in law - made me howl laughing. good luck in the contest. hugs jan xxx
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Date: 6/26/2014 8:01:00 PM
Well, Buffalo Chips, I guess you just can't win. Very imaginative and humorous, Bob. really enjoyed reading this one.... Robert.
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Date: 6/26/2014 7:39:00 PM
I don't care if it' fiction - I like it. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Date: 6/25/2014 8:56:00 PM
thanks for steering me in this direction, bob - i do indeed love this poem (how could i not, with chief tater chips?)! however, my favorite character is black widow - that one had me laughing out loud! i hope to see this in the winners' column in the contest...
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Date: 6/25/2014 9:10:00 AM
Excellent Robert; really enjoyed this read! I am fond of Native Americans, I do have (a little) Mohawk in me .... Always~~~Keith~~~ Cheers (USAF!!)
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Date: 6/24/2014 6:24:00 PM
Lol, you have great imagination and are an awesome story-teller! That's what he gets for thinking he can get away in this life. It may chase him down to Hades, lol. Awesome, Bob :)
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