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The Lonesome Trail

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Mike
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0 posted 02-01-2000 10:58 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

I am just a cowboy,
...I ride the lonesome trail,
Tonight I'll lay my bedroll down,
...beyond the distant swale.

Was on the drive with Chisholm,
...saw Hardin in his prime,
I'll be leavin' with my boots on,
...come final roundup time.

Earp was just a card shark,
...Holliday a drunk,
Wild Bill, he took one in the back,
...in Deadwood, who'd have thunk.

No notches on my six-gun,
...that's just a tin-horn trick,
I've read the "Book" o'er dead men,
...but killin' makes me sick.

I've rode with wild vaqueros,
...rode drag and eaten dust,
Seen Hickock's jail in Abilene,
...seen gold towns go to bust.

I've travelled from Durango,
...across the Kansas plains,
Been trapped in an arryo,
...by sudden mountain rains.

Ain't got no use for city life,
...can't stand the gol' durn din,
I've lived my life as I've seen fit,
...a cowboy always been.

My buckskin mare is my best friend,
...atop her I now climb,
As I ride the lonesome trail,
...for this, the final time.

As coyotes howl, I head due west,
...for roundup now is done,
Adios, this cowboy rides,
...into the setting sun.



[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 02-01-2000).]
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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 02-01-2000 11:06 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

Good story, perfect in its rhythm and rhyme...what more could one ask for  
Nicely done
Denise
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2 posted 02-01-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful cowboy tale, Mike! Captivating from the first word through to the last!
Denise
Marilyn
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3 posted 02-01-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wonderful little tale you told here Mike...er...Tim..er...Mike...well who ever you are!...lol. (You know you keep this up I just might become addicted!!.   )
Martie
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4 posted 02-01-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You are flawless in your rhythm and rhyme Mike, and the story is great!
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5 posted 02-01-2000 02:06 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 love it. The western homespun style, the rough and tumble references, the wizened, hard, mostly thankless, always fulfilling life of a true cowboy's ride is woven into this piece, and so skillfully. Just superb!

Claire
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6 posted 02-01-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for the gracious responses.
They are appreciated.
 
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