Home of the Brave
A Navajo boy, 15 years old.
Initiation into manhood. His father blindfolded him
and brought him to the density of the wild forest
to be left alone. The youth in the night,
blackness, as leaves would rustle
of wind, animals trampling
over the expanse of endless earth,
the youth trembled! It seemed this ordeal
as it slowly unfolded had no end. His bleak experience darkened.
When suddenly as morning broke, he saw a host
of golden flowers. To his unconscious mind,
he saw a man directly behind him—his beloved Father!
Who remained silently behind his son
as the Night Watchmen were there with their weapons,
stood watch behind him. A drawn bow.
Washington politicians all night righteously
sipping and declaring,
Take the arable land from these savages.
We must purchase imported