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Hágoónee

by Steven Craig








I have always wondered where she went after I left

I have always wondered what she did with her life

I have always hoped it was better than mine was

I have always desired to know.



I have always carried her memory with me

I have always felt as she did when the sun was hidden

I have always walked in the dust where she once stood

I have always wondered as I walked alone



I have always lived my dream

I have always prayed she lived hers

I have always dreamed she heard my song

I have always thought she would



I have always wondered just as I do now

I have always wondered by the desert dried

I have always wondered why the wind touched only her hair

I have always wondered as I rode away



I have always wondered what happened to her

I have always wondered indeed though all the years of war

I have always wondered where her heart etched her stone

I have always wondered where her valley would finally be



I have always wondered where she would be today

I have always thought it everyday since I last saw her

I have always wondered, remembering her eyes piercing mine

I have always wondered, remembering her say Hágoónee.



09/17/2011

Author's Note: I have an olde picture, of a young Navajo girl, in her best deep blue dress and silver jewels. She is kneeling in the sand, head slightly turned towards me, in the shade of a cloud, the desert all around her. This picture was taken a long time back... I have always wondered what happened to this girl...

Posted on 09/18/2011
Copyright © 2020 Steven Craig

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by David Maurice on 09/18/11 at 03:35 AM

I do this all the time, little things that leave you wondering of pasts never seen. Well expressed, though I don't like the double spacing. Self-quirk though. I enjoyed.

Posted by Meghan Helmich on 09/20/11 at 06:53 PM

A really great write. This has the sincerity and sensitivity of a missing lover.

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