How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #14 Archive
 Who'll Stand For You and Me?
 1 2 3 4 5 6
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Who'll Stand For You and Me?

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
John Yaws
Senior Member
since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 06-06-2001 07:47 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


There were not very many,
At the funeral that day.
When we lay old A. C. Connor-
Underneath the Texas clay.

I guess that he’d outlived them all,
His saddle pards and such.
And in the eyes of most the folks…
He didn’t count for much.

We placed a rolled-up gunbelt-
Not far from his right hand.
He’d worn very proudly,
When he helped to tame our land.

And a ring of Mex’can silver-
We pinned upon his vest.
Engraved with “Texas Ranger”-
He’d been one of the best.

We lay a piece of history…
To rest that somber day.
A slave to his sworn duty…
He never ran away.

His like are quickly fading-
I wonder what we’ll do,
When duty calls or danger…
Who’ll stand for me and you?

© Copyright 2001 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Titia Geertman
Member Ascendant
since 05-07-2001
Posts 5299
Netherlands


1 posted 06-06-2001 08:05 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Like this one Gunslinger.

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Feel free to use the pictures on my website. http://communities.msn.com/Titiasplace&naventryid=100

inot2B
Member Elite
since 09-18-2000
Posts 2272
Alabama


2 posted 06-07-2001 06:23 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

"Who’ll stand for me and you?"
Very good question. I know there are those who still believe in protecting the people. Just seems to be harder to find them now a days.
VAS
Member Rara Avis
since 11-16-2000
Posts 7550
Oregon


3 posted 06-07-2001 11:42 AM       View Profile for VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

bump!  cuz it's too good to be missed
Martini
Member
since 07-11-2000
Posts 309
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


4 posted 06-07-2001 12:01 PM       View Profile for Martini   Email Martini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Martini

I really liked this one.... A great message comes across
glad I stopped in       
Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 04-06-2000
Posts 10553


5 posted 06-07-2001 12:02 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

boy, I could sure feel victory in this message!

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

Alison
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 01-27-2008
Posts 9136
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


6 posted 03-22-2015 08:25 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Still enjoy your poetry.

Alison
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #14 >> Who'll Stand For You and Me? Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2014
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors