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Tiburcio Vasquez

 

 

Born in Montery, a Mexican

Circumstance made him a gentleman

Tiburcio Vasquez stood proud and tall

Enjoying equal rights for one and all

 

Near the year of 1852

Americans started to intrude

Crashing native social gatherings

Disrespect bred hatred in Vasquez

 

His honor spurned, fighting for revenge

His countrymen he rightfully avenged

Unjustly hunted by the law, he ran

Fugitive from home, a wanted man

 

The law would not allow him any peace

His mother’s blessing quickly he received

Into a life of crime he quickly fled

A leader, even of Confederates

 

The law brought him down in 1858.

Seven years he lived behind San Quentin’s gates.

On his release he strove to live in peace

Alas, the law refused to let him be

 

Once more forced into a life of crime

By his wits, he courageously survived

No more brave or proud a man could one behold

Than Tiburcio Vasquez, God rest his soul

 

Sharon Lynn Van Meter

Copyright 2007

 

 

 

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About sharonsharinginsights

Namaste'! I write poetry, stories, essays, reviews, editorials, screenplays, lyrics.....you get the idea! I love to write. I graduated from UI&U in Vermont, U.S. with BA in Writing and Literature with a concentration in Women's Studies. I was chosen and interviewed as local artist for my writing on local online college magazine HOWL (circa 2003). My writings have been published in several genres and I have won numerous awards for my poetry. I am desirous of having my own collection of poetry and/or other writings published in my OWN book. I am passionate about women's issues, romance, love and a great number of benevolent causes. I am pretty passionate about almost anything that is NOT mundane or boring. I write from my soul (cliche' I know). Most of my work has been published and/or copyrighted (all either or both). My goal, again, is to publish a book of poetry, short stories, a novel, novellas, another song (collaborating with someone who writes music...hello, out there?)....OK more later, and thank you for checking me out! Sharon View all posts by sharonsharinginsights

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