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Lightening Stallion

Johnney Ringo a hard man a cowboy a clute
Leads Stallion and mares to the valley and bute
This white rearing beauty looms large on two legs
Call on a price who sells or who begs

Sweep down to the range between those two hills 
The sage and scallion the lead horses fills   
With dust cloud a trailing my eyes will blot out
The Stallion leads them a neigh and a shout

Circling round and a stamping of mare 
The frenzied alure and the cowboys a scare
Calmness descends and the bust bowl is clean
The night air a twitching the crickets are mean 

Saddle on ear and a belly of beans 
pork from a can and the coffees a dream 
Star light and shooting away to the east 
a coyote calling for famine or feast.

A sleep by the night not a groan to be heard
A crack of the light from that thunderous bird
The horses stampede over dinner and plate
Grab all your stuff and run down to the gate 

The cowboy a chase to corral once again
The blunder the bus and the saddle a bend
It's hard and its tough a work load to bare
He'd rather write this and just sit in my chair.

Copyright © Ian Foley

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  1. Date: 6/29/2011 3:41:00 AM
    A vivid tale well told! Good imagery.

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 1:38:00 PM
    Ian, Cool to see a great poem in the winner circle. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 8:21:00 PM
    Congratulatons on your win with this old time cowboy type entry!

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Ian. Excellent piece. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 1:42:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of carol, Ian

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 12:50:00 PM
    Congrats Ian on your excellent win in the horse contest with this exciting entry luv.. enjoy.. wow..

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 12:23:00 PM
    Congratulations and thank you for supporting my contest Ian. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 11:06:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 9:17:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Good flow, rhyme, and rhythm..There was a contest going about horses..If this is for the contest, good luck..Reads like winning material..Your presence at my work was delightful..My story about first date is built on the emotion of that date but is based on fragments of pictures, imagination, and truth...Back in my day most did not wear blue jeans..Sara

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 8:41:00 AM
    Oh Ian, this is beautiful, I had horses and you took me back to that time. Thank you for your wonderful verse about these magical beasts.......Elizabeth Thanks also for your visit and encouraging comment.