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The Legend

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The Legend

Jesse James the Perfect Outlaw 

Jess James,
Rode the wild west in flames,
Some call him a hero outlaw,
His blazing revolver made him a bad criminal

Jesse and his brother Frank James
Poesy hounded down these names
Bloodthirsty military barbarians 
Sometimes I wonder if they were vegetarians


Jess James needed no standoff
Threatening him made him, COUGH! COUGH! 
Shot in the back of the head, 
I'm so glad Robert is also dead.

** for the battle of the CLERIHEW ** 
The Battle - with -  Jesse James~ TAG YOUR IT 

On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, 
Jess James, is my favorite hero outlaw.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Not badly done, my friend thanks for your comments on mine what did you think of the uss indianapolis? By the way did you have a good sleep lol

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:16:00 AM
    He was mine too. Anotherone was John Dillinger. I lived about a block and 1/2 from where he was killed. The Biograph Theater. There another movie theater accross the street. Up to this day - every Anniversary, they show the same movies that were showing that day and charge the same prices they did then. Your friend - Lucy

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 12:32:00 PM
    Gotta love that first Clerihew, PD!! U sure went head over heels for him....I think he must have been a vegetarian...no time to kill, skin, and then cook 'em up on a grill!! hahah...fun fun! luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 2:58:00 PM
    just checking out what i have missed, from you, i really like this, do not agree with your sentiment on JJ

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 5:59:00 AM
    Don't know if my response to soup mail was sent (got error message) so just in case--not to worry, your the best ! No offense even considered !

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Loving the new Avatar. :•)

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 2:20:00 PM
    I just had to read this. I too liked Jesse James. People are not born bad. sometimes peole make them bad. Robert Ford was the dirty little coward - that shot Mr. Howard. Good write. Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 10:56:00 AM
    i remember some jhon wayne ans clint eastwood movies i dont know if they were vegetarians probably all the meat is why they are such barbarians interesting peice x david scott

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 5:25:00 PM
    I love cowboy movies! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 8:00:00 AM
    the line about vegetarians seems a little random...anyway, glad you said who robert was because i had no idea that's who killed him. do you know how robert died?

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 8:56:00 AM
    hey, love your new Avatar, but it does not look too poet destoyerish. more like a sweet angel baby or an Irma cupid!!

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Enjoyed the write here P D,,

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 8:48:00 AM
    Great write for the contest PD. Awesome . love phyl

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 11:02:00 PM
    "That dirty little coward who shot Mr. Howard laid Jesse James in his grave." Have you ever heard "The Ballad of Jesse James"? A number of recording artists have had their versions placed on vinyl records over the years. This was a good write PD.

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed the history lesson in poetic form..Good job...If for a contest, reads like a winner..Good luck..Sara

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 12:34:00 AM
    there you go again! LoL, where is that part of vegetarian came from?! reading your poetry is always like riding a roller coaster! so hype >,<

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Well writen dear poet ! Did you ever read my write, "Robin Hood"? I think you'll like it. Have a great week Linda ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 3:05:00 PM
    I love your Texan theme of outlaws, PD..funny choice for a clerihew..My fav is the middle one..It's message is the most humorous which is key..and you have the name at the end of the first line..2 thumbs up here from me! Now try writing a few more...I have a couple to post for the weekend..working long hours now. Hugs gal..YOU DID IT!! Grand stand style! G.

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 3:01:00 PM
    "**This comment has been found to be in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A. and will be removed immediately**" ha ha ha...I couldn't resist!! Chris started this!....ha ha.

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 11:38:00 AM
    p.d. this rocks..just doing another one..David

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