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The Wild, Wild West

Back in time,
in the wild, wild west,
a person had to stand,
to a face to face test.

If someone robbed you,
or stole your horse,
then to the street,
settled out of court.

Whomever drew first,
whether standing or not,
the people would scream,
he deserved what he got.

The sheriff held order,
in his little town,
and if one didn't obey,
he would lock them down.

Breaking in a home,
one better think twice,
or be willing to take,
whatever he got.

Then things progressed,
more laws were made,
and a peacemaker's life,
began to fade.

Politicians took over,
they had a plan,
and over the years,
we still don't understand.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2009 2:39:00 AM
    Nice write, written with feeling and knowing whats right, into my favs this goes Christy, James

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 3:41:00 PM
    I loved this poem. I know I sure don't understand lol

  1. Date: 2/22/2009 4:27:00 AM
    Think I will agree with Christopher on this one. Good and bad to everything of course. You do however make the reader think about it. Seems we need a little bit of both types of justice which is just not possible. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/20/2009 8:07:00 PM
    Great poem, I love the old west. You are right about the politicians. Personally I think most of them think they are above the law, Blessings always, Ron

  1. Date: 2/20/2009 7:03:00 PM
    Christy I was thinking a little on this same subject, what happen to a good old fist fight, now they have use knives and guns my, my love you,Re

  1. Date: 2/20/2009 4:50:00 PM
    I don't know if we want to travel down the wild wild west path but it seems as if the politicans have lost their minds..they are ruining this country with thier partisian way of thinking..Ms. Christy you have written some pieces today that made me think..digging your style lady.