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The Empty Saddle

They formed a posse and it was loaded

Three experienced  at tracking

And their guide

He was a one-legged kangaroo

No one dared to waltz with him

Even Matilda kept clear

The heat  was unbearable


And no one liked bank robbers

Crossing upstream the three rode through rapids

One horse was bitten by a bee

It startled him and reared

Throwing the third rider into the rapids

One scream and carried downstream

The other two rode the banks and the rapid

And their one legged kangaroo hopped

One hop forward but always angles

They came to a suddenly quiet pool

They saw a hat that was clear

The horse whinnied and a single tear

The kangaroo was exhausted and thought of a new line of work

His master lay face down and floated 

The three horses gazed at the floater

And the two men followed their  lead

And what about the bank robbers

They had a pint

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 12:41:00 PM
    I am trying to catch up some on my thank you's to all the wonderful poets who have left kind comments on my writings. I thank you so much for your words of kindness Patrick. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and hope you are having a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 9:25:00 AM
    What a vision - a one-legged kangaroo. Them horses split along with the one-legger. Love it - the surprise ending. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 10:12:00 PM
    hey, I enjoyed this. Yours was VERY imaginative, Patrick. I love having a one legged kangaroo in the story!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 3:12:00 PM
    A wery good story Patrick, like your poem.Good luck in contest, hope you win! - oxox hug Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 7:07:00 AM
    This poem is a wonderful twist to the contest photo and tells a very cute story....who would have thot of a one legged kangaroo but you? really enjoyed this quaint lil story...All the best for a grrreat Tuesday...It's a big day in Ohio today with our primaries!! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 6:34:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this story with us Patrick...Charma

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 10:15:00 AM
    a startling adventure Patrick .. the beauty of Aussie Land and the kanga who rules.. amazing treasure for contest entry luv.. good luck..

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:54:00 AM
    needs lots of work

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 8:46:00 AM
    that was an interesting piece to start my morning, good luck in the contest