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Mike
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0 posted 01-25-2000 06:35 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Rode into town with setting sun,
Upon his hip, a tied down gun,
At six foot two, was kinda lean,
A grizzled face, his look was mean,
Off down his horse, a jet black mare,
Surveyed the street, as townfolk stare,
Into saloon, through swinging door,
Boots kicking dust, off wooden floor,
Up to the bar, "Give me a beer."
So softly said, could hardly hear.
A pinch of gold, from out his poke,
"This ought to do," the stranger spoke.
Across the room, a poker game,
The dealer asked, "Hey, what's your name?"
Came Texas drawl, "I didn't say,
And crooked games, I do not play."
The dealer rose, hand to his side,
A shot rang out, and dealer died.
The stranger walked where dealer lay,
"You ought'en not, have made a play."
To dealer reached, showed hidden gun,
And then rode off, in setting sun.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 01-25-2000).]
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1 posted 01-25-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great western tale, Mike! I love it!  

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2 posted 01-25-2000 06:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Mike,
Nice story, enjoyed the read. Love westerns.
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3 posted 01-25-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I think I want a sequel!!!! Good one!!! Should Clint Eastwood play the part of the stranger?  
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4 posted 01-25-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is great Mike!  Your quite a tale-spinner.
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5 posted 01-25-2000 08:00 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I LOVE COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, this is great! Love it. -SEA
Mike
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6 posted 01-26-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thanks for all the comments.  Personally, I was thinking of someone more personable than Clint Eastwood.  So what if I'm not quite 6'1" and kinda lean may be stretching it...
I do look kinda mean.
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7 posted 01-26-2000 08:29 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Good story
Short and well told
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8 posted 01-26-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Really nice, I could hear the western music playing in the background.
 
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