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The Man in Black

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Mike
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0 posted 01-30-2000 03:26 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Rode into town,
...on buckskin's back,
No gun in sight,
...his coat was black.
He tied his mare,
...to hitching post,
And from his horse,
...let loose this boast,
There's not a man,
...in this whole town,
That from my words,
...will not back down.
From forth saloon,
...came out Big Jim,
Walked to the man,
...and snarled at him,
Get off that horse,
...you'll feel my gun,
And if you don't,
...you better run.
The man in black,
...he then replied,
Was for your sins,
...that he did die,
From forth his pack,
...pulled out Good Book,
And as he read,
...at Jim did look.
Big Jim was mad,
...and took a swing,
The man in black,
...did not a thing,
But took the blow,
...without a flinch,
The man nor horse,
...moved not an inch.
Jim held his fist,
...as he stepped back,
Had broke his hand,
...on man in black.
First time ever,
...Big Jim backed down,
As from Good Book,
...the man read on.




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Denise
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1 posted 01-30-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is excellent, Mike! I was ready for a shoot out! I liked the twist!!

Denise
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2 posted 01-30-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a story teller you are Mike.  Loved the ending of this.
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3 posted 01-30-2000 05:41 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Hooray! I love it!!! You should submit this to the main site....  
Munda
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4 posted 01-30-2000 06:21 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Great story Mike  
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 01-30-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Mike, I like this one too, especially the succinct language and style in which you've written it...really befittin' the old western storytellin' craft.  

(I thought this was the main site??)

Claire
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6 posted 01-30-2000 06:47 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike-
I also like this a lot.
Much power in the 'word'.
~*Marge*~



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Nan
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7 posted 01-30-2000 11:27 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Awesome...Give me yer best shot, eh??? A fine shot it is...

Meadowmuse, click on "Passions in Poetry"  the top of the forum page, or go to www.netpoets.com to visit the main site - This is just a small corner of Netpoets....
Marilyn
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8 posted 01-31-2000 02:18 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

One thing you'll learn about me is that I am always late in here...lol. This was great..I loved the twist. I am fast becoming a fan Sir.  
 
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