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Song of the Bandit

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-18-1999 02:56 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

One friend, a good horse, and a woman,
A rope that wonít break in a pinch.
A saddle tree, hand wrapped in bullhide,
A handwoven Angoran cinch....
And one of the Colonelís good six-guns-
A hair-triggered Coltís forty four-
A load that wonít fail when your backís to the wall
And a man just might live evermore.
One friend who will always stand with you
Whether youíre right or youíre wrong...
A woman to love you forever-
In spite of your on-going song...
A horse which will give his best effort,
In helping you outrun the law-
And a gun which will add that split-second
Each time that a man has to draw.
All these, and a payroll in Prescott-
The Overland, near Santa Fe-
A bank job just over in Lordsburg-
This is the highwaymanís way.
Iím singing the Song of the Bandit,
Iím singing it soft and so low..
Preparing to go forth to danger,
I sing it where ever I go.
Low and forlorn it may strike you,
A dirge thatís portending my death
Yet it is the tune of my choosing
Iíll sing it while I yet draw breath.

© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-18-1999 05:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another captivating tale, Gunslinger! Never a dull one from your pen!  

 Denise


Nan
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2 posted 12-18-1999 07:28 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're one ramblin' dude, GS... Yet another nice 'n....
caroline
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since 08-16-99
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3 posted 12-18-1999 07:36 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

You are a raconteur extraordinaire, Sir  
I believe a campfire, some buttered rum and your poems would make for a great way to pass a starry evening. Even the coyotes would quiet down to listen.


 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


 
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