Melanie C. Campos

Gus Palmer, Sr. and Melanie Campos c.1978; Miss Indian Oklahoma Contest

Melanie and Gus Palmer, Sr. c 1978 - Miss Indian Oklahoma Pageant

Missing My Friend

Missing the lonely man
Of times when he opened up
And expressed the things he loves to do

Missing the cranky man
Who was so direct with
What he very much disliked

Missing the compassionate man
Who did not know he
Showed his tender, soft side

Missing the knowledgeable man
Of speaking the many things of his tribe
And sharing the skills he learned

Missing the kewl guy
Who tries very hard to not get close
For fear of being used and hurt

Missing you, my Khoam, my friend,
Of all the words written from your heart
And from the things you have taught me.

© Copyright April 8, 2007, MahTame aka Melanie C. Campos


The Men in the Red Capes

Do You Hear What I Can?

Invisible Wounds Struggle

Memories of the Diamond R II

Buttons/Invasions of Privacy

When You Are Old

She Loves Him So


A Warrior's Return

November Lamentation


"No Longer Kaw-ahn"

A sonnet for thee

Please Help Me Stay in Your Keep

Fried Potatoes at the Farm

Where are you bound for?


Damn that PTSD!

old one

For My Favorite Leprechaun

A Welcoming Summer Rain


Tolerating Tolerance

Senior 2009

Battling the Shame

Come Relax With Thine Moon Fairies

Some Folks are Just That. Folks!

Where are You, My Child?

Lilacs in the Spring

Memories of the Diamond R

Thy Purple Emperor and His Lady Bug

come down off that pedestal

Welcome Home, Cpl. Warren Queton!

Prickled Dream on Nigh

Love Ain't Seen No Color

My Blue Mountain Bird

Ugly Face of War

Bring My Warrior Home, Morning Star

Treasures of Times Long Passed


Hating Taxes

Glibbest of Men

For Col

Foggy Days 'n' Nights

Feeling Helpless, Dad

make love, not war

"Do Not Forget, My Warriors"

If U Only Knew

I Saw Grandpa's Tears

Inner Child

A Loving Thought for Thee

His Love for Her

Thanks to Leigh and Rogue/My Teaching

Never Fought in 'Nam

If Red Roses Were Gangsters and Outlaws

A Love Story of Sorts

For You, Tíow-Kow-Ghat

Dear Soldier Boy


"Am I Really Cyber?"

Fairy's Love

My Soul Weeps





Background sequence by Tchiang Carlos do Rosario