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Gunslinger

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Gunslinger

Can you see his steel blue eyes?
measuring you up for size
Gun placed low around his hips
A cigar hangs from his lips

He moves slow and yet he's fast
Those who challenged didn't last
Coffins lined up at the door
Now the losers are no more

You are young a little brash
He seeks honor you seek cash
In the end one will remain
Men choose paths that lead to pain

Young and quick you take your chance
Sadly it's your final dance
He shoots you right between the eyes
You're dead before you realize

From his eye a tear does fall
He doesn't look quite as tall
He just turns and walks away
Another boy is lost today

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:04:00 PM

    I think this is a sure winner!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 4:58:00 AM

    This is awesome. This should do very well in the contest IMHO. Have a great St Paddys Day. Cheers. Rick

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/17/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rick pardon my ignorance what is IMHO?
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:54:00 PM

    Hey cowboy..you wrote'm big and wrote'm true... enjoyed and I think it will do well in the contest. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/17/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Barbara.
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:47:00 PM

    Wow that ending made me think! The deep regret he had, but it was already too late... it moves me in a profound way, how today's world isn't so far different... still seeking pain, still seeking cash. Becoming a fan of your work Richard... really happy to have stumbled upon you!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/16/2013 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a nice thing to say, I am pleased you are enjoying my writing.
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:49:00 AM

    well, hey, Way to do the cowboy contest. I need to check this one out again and try to get myself inspired. GREAT work with yours.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/16/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:39:00 AM

    Nice! Terry

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/16/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Terry.