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We Represent the Law

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-24-1999 09:47 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

“Don’t Mess With Texas”
Is how the sign does read-
The sentiment is then enforced
By a hard and dangerous breed.
A star within a circle-
Is the symbol of our call-
And in the State of Texas
We represent the Law.
You say you have one riot?
One Ranger’s all you need...
We’ll only warn you once, hoss
The smarter men take heed!
A star within a circle-
The symbol still stands tall-
And in the State of Texas
We represent the Law!
We have a lengthy history-
Of bringing in our man...
There’s not a lot of people left
Who care to call our hand.
Jack Hayes, and “Big Foot” Wallace
“Lone Wolf” Gonsales, too-
Were men cut from a larger cloth
To give each man his due-
It makes no difference what you’re called
No difference who you are-
It marks you as a breed apart-
To wear that Circled star.
A star within a circle-
Is the symbol of our call-
A chosen band of brothers-
Our number it is small-
And yet our reputation-
Is the best you ever saw,
And in the State of Texas
We represent the Law.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
sandgrain
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since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


1 posted 12-25-1999 06:13 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Wow I'd be afraid to step outside your circle!  I liked this.  It carries such great rhythm (and maybe just a touch of arrogance).  Thanks, pawdner!
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America the beautiful


2 posted 12-25-1999 06:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wouldn't want to cross your path, Gunslinger...

Elizabeth

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


passing shadows
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3 posted 04-15-2005 03:18 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

good one
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


4 posted 11-12-2007 04:16 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Really enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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