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Sonnet 40

Half-gun will travel on the western front,
Beyond brothels...gunpowder of debri.
Myself the man that blissful bulletts hunt,
As he that shoots has lost his wife to me.

From dusk 'till dawn my death deceives the day,
By sun and shadows guns illuminate.
So swift did summer sin a song to pray,
Upon that grave my spurs would gravitate.

Herdsmen and hoarses hearken to the hyme,
Of fire flushed from weaponry with flames.
And as I bled my heart did hold the crime,
Of loving her that shared her heart with games.

Wounded by way of weak and stubborn will,
Dying at dawn, death on this western wheel.

Copyright © Johnny Sumler

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  1. Date: 4/6/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Wine, women and song to while away the old wild west. Has that flavor that breeds excitement!

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 10:27:00 PM
    this is very mysterious to me. I think the writer has been shot and is dying? a very interesting sonnet from you, with the flavor of the romantic and wild WEST!!

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Thank you for adding your spices to the soup today Johnny. I am enjoying reading all the appetizing poetry posted here today. Have a wonderful week. May inspiration hit the tip of your pen and never let go. Love, Carol