Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker – A Poem Story Thing

She was taken from her family,

When she was just a child.

Lost her name and language,

Living in the wild,

Open spaces of Comancheria,

Was to become her home.

Never settled in one place,

Constantly did they roam.

One could ask.

One could wonder.

Was this good or bad?

Will the changes in Cynthia Ann’s life,

Forever make her sad?

 

 

She grew up and had a family.

Her children numbered three.

The events of her childhood,

Faded in her memory.

One day her boys were playing,

While dad hunted buffalo.

Mom and daughter worked in camp.

Little did they know,

People from mother’s past,

Were close by,

Waiting to attack.

After many lives were lost,

These people took her back.

To the life she had forgotten,

And to those who were her kin.

Once again, a new life,

Cynthia Ann would begin.

One might ask,

One might wonder,

Is this good or bad?

Will the changes in Cynthia Ann’s life,

Forever make her sad?

 

Her boys were now,

Without their parents,

On the vast plains all alone.

Looking for other Comanche Bands,

To adopt them as their own.

Their situation was difficult,

But soon they would find their way.

And Quanah’s life, would change drastically,

In his upcoming days.

One might ask,

one might wonder,

Is this good or bad?

Should the brothers’ situation,

Forever make them sad?

 

Quanah became a leader.

A warrior brave and strong.

But life in Comancheria would,

Not last for very long.

Buffalo Hunters,

Soldiers,

And Ranchers,

Drove the Comanche from their homes.

Moved the Comanches to reservation land,

Where buffalo did not roam.

One might ask,

One might wonder,

Is this good or bad?

Will the comanche’s situation,

Forever make them sad?

 

Quanah learned to live a life,

Much different than he knew.

And when he thought about his mother,

He knew what she went through.

Having to assimilate,

In a new world,

And hold onto his culture too.

Would be difficult,

But this was what,

Quanah had to do.

One might ask,

One might wonder,

Is this good or bad.

Will Quanah’s forced new life,

Forever make him sad?

On the reservation,

Quanah could have felt much bitterness.

Instead he looked to find new ways to live,

And not allow regress,

Of the Comanche Nation,

He would not allow to fall.

He made friends of his enemies,

For the good of them all.

One might ask,

One might wonder,

Was this good or bad?

Should Quanah’s compromise,

Forever make him sad?

 

In the end Quanah would find,

Success in many ways.

He would be loved,

Respected by many,

For the remainder of his days.

So, one might ask,

One might wonder,

Was all this good or bad?

Should the situations,

in one’s life,

Forever make him sad?

 

 

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