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Death of the Traveler

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John Yaws
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0 posted 03-17-2000 10:19 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

Death of the Traveler Part 16

Ah, ‘tis a gloomy day, milad-
On lonely Scottish shores….
The village lassies ‘ang their ‘eads
An’ weep for Traveler. sore.
‘e’d promised e’d be comin’
Along Killabragh road-
‘is ‘orse showed up wi’ out ‘im-
We thot that e’d been throwed.
We searched for miles to find ‘im
An’ lastly we espied-
‘is broken blade beside the road…
An’ found where Traveler died.
A pool o’ blood upon the sward…
An’ signs where they ‘ad fought…
‘e slew an honor guard to ‘ell-
‘is death was dearly bought.
The story then unraveled….
O’ bandits on the moor-
An’ wi’ a craven ambush-
They wounded Traveler, sore-
‘e drew ‘is blade, an’ fought them
Their number bein’ five…
An’ ere the Traveler breathed ‘is last,
But two were left alive.
An’ they were badly wounded-
In fear an’ pain they fled…
A jackal pack brought down a wolf..
Aye, slew the Traveler dead.
Yet of a snowy winter’s eve-
We’ll fill our cups wi’ ale…
An’ sittin’ there wi’ tear stained cheeks-
We’ll tell a Traveler’s Tale.
The End.



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serenity blaze
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1 posted 03-17-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

What a story-teller you are!  I am feeling lucky to be Irish today!  A true traditionalist in style, I shall be checking out your work more often--it is I who has been short-changed by my lack of reading!
Denise
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2 posted 03-17-2000 10:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

If this is the end of the Traveler, I guess you'll have to give us reruns then!!  
Wonderful writing! I always enjoy your poems!

Denise
Nan
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Geesh, GS... I'm gonna miss this ole' Trav'ler....

What's next, huh? huh?..
Danny Holloway
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4 posted 03-18-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Well told, GS.
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5 posted 03-18-2000 03:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent, gs. But I notice there wasn't a body found...could it be the Traveler may ride again?
John Yaws
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6 posted 03-18-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Ah, an' 'tis fe tha' ye are, laddie. lol
Meadowmuse
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Gunslinger, you held my every breath with this one.

~ Claire
Elizabeth Santos
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The great storyteller tells another great one
Liz
 
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