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Talking Bones

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-21-1999 09:42 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Talking Bones

They lie beneath the desert sands-
Location? No man knows...
If they could speak, what tales they’d tell-
Of triumphs and of woes.

Of love, adventure, thirst for gain-
To win some maidens hand.
But all those dreams have vanished now
Beneath the shifting sands.

Perhaps a life of luxury,
Forsaken in the East-
Adventure’s guidon led them West,
Until the journey ceased..

Was it an arrow, rifle ball,
Perhaps Apache lance?
That served to lay this traveler low
And hasten death’s advance.

Perhaps by night he lost his course-
Upon the trackless sand-
And first the desert slew his horse
And finally the man.

Perhaps he crossed a swollen stream-
Or almost did...I guess.
And drowned beneath the muddy foam,
And thus resigned his quest.

Or did his pony slip and fall-
Perhaps to break his leg..
And slow and painful his demise,
Did he for mercy beg?

Endless possibilities-
The list goes on and on-
The tales unsung of western men,
Oh, for those talking bones!

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Denise
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1 posted 11-21-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent piece of writing, Gunslinger! Always an interesting read!

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 11-23-1999 08:53 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Stories told
The tales unfold
Where secrets lay
But yesterday
The finder chilled
At truth revealed
When in the ground
The bones were found

Nice one GS



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(She flies with her own wings)

 
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