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rolled Durham smoke - Ballad

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© G.V. 08-05-2012, All Rights Reserved
(octasyllable rhyme)

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rolled Durham smoke - Ballad

It transferred like bequest's constrain;
the ghostly harbor - my sixth sense,
men's goals had died, on lives' expense,
- this notion bothered me again.

Had sent the mail - my filed advice -
the ghosts of gunmen who have died,
on moors they stood yonside old pride,
- the Rider asked his deathly price.

In air he thumped, his rhythm - gust waves;
demanding cruel new death toll;
in town each woman wore black stole,
the 'killed in duel' dwell in graves;

The Rider hummed - our vessel moored
inside this port on Nueces' edge,
much red was shed on cypress sedge
- my instincts sharpened and inured.

Tall stood he on the wharf - I knew
the wind whipped ropes upon head-mast,
- we drew the guns; he lifted fast;
my two guns bucked debt-law to ensue.

I felt the slug - he moved across,
already-a-ghost, on moors he stood;
I tasted blood - got up - I should,
with red drops staining grass and moss.

I saw her standing on the field
amid red poppies and tall trees,
her thought became my holy shield,
bestowed thenceforth, her grace in breeze.

She spread her arms and called me eft,
above the clouds to Astral Halls
athwart stood gunman - fast and deft
in Tombstone, Mobile and Sioux Falls.)

I rolled and lit a Durham smoke
with children watching me round-eyed;
that March, (I thought), a gunman died,
I heard bells' knell and two crows croak.

© G.V. 07-18-2013
(Ballad - Iambic tetrameter)

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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Very unique work that you have penned in this one..Enjoyed reading it this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:17:00 AM
    what a nice structure of your poem. Great!---ELAI

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:15:00 AM
    what a nice structure of your work! Great---Elai

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:28:00 AM
    Great imagination there ey. Nice poem

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 11:44:00 PM
    Hi G.... thank you for the smile... Hope died in souls - utopian thence, <-- impressive line... :-) :-) hugs~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:55:00 PM
    This is quite impressive.

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 12:42:00 PM
    good poem