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The Traveler Remembered

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John Yaws
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“The Traveler Remembered”

What’s ‘at ye say, “Toledo made”?
Aye! Ye’ve an eye fer steel…
An’ if it weren’t ill fortune-
I’d let ye ‘ave a feel.
But long ago I ‘eard it said-
“Yer wallet er yer wife-
Ye might let others ‘andle-
But yer weapon is yer life”.
Aye! I’m a soljer man, me lad-
I’ve been off to the wars-
Me dreams reflect the conflicts,
An’ me body bears the scars.
I’ve fought fwer many banners-
Fer coin an’ fer acclaim-
An’ in another time an’ place-
I ‘ad another name.
Ah, yes, I’ve seen a site o’ years
An’’ been a site o’ miles-
I’ve loved a lot o’ ladies,
An’ I’ve ‘ad a lot of smiles.
Adventure is me potion-
Wha’ stirs me ‘eart to flame…
I’ll not be no inn keeper-
Wi’ a blowsy, blatherin’ dame.
I’d rather weild me trusty blade,
An’ fall before the foe-
An’ slay an escort for me trip-
Ere they can lay me low.
I ‘ad a boon companion-
Wha’ used to share me ale-
‘e’d smile an’ wet ‘is whistle-
Then yarn a Traveler’s Tale.
‘e’s done gone on ‘tis what I ‘ear-
Some cowards laid ‘im low-
‘pon a lonely Scottish road…
Jus’ why I dinna know…
I oft expect, when on some trek
To spy…. to no avail-
My Traveler friend come round a bend
Again to share me trail.



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'tis a charm yer puttin' on 'er!

Thank you, Mr. Gunslinger, truly, I am charmed.
 
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