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Desperado

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Desperado

Desperado..
Searching for my fate
Lost and traveling
Trying to redeem my reckless ways

I'm kicking up the dust
On this dusty ol' back road
Searching, seeking
To redeem my outlawed soul

At a lonely crossroad
Fleeing from my broken past
It's a lasso around my neck
But I know it's something
Any cowgirl can surpass

I'm going to hightail it
Just as fast as I can go
They can eat my dust
I'm doing what needs to be done
You can't catch me, desperado.

Town to town
As I come and leave
To me, nobody will speak
But I hear their whispers
Through the streets

"Bandit, robber
That slippery eel..
Running from the law
Cold hearted, never shed a tear."

My heart may be rusty
But it sure had my mind torn
What kind of crook
Do these people take me for?

Truth is
They'd never believe
A word from the mouth
As some as misunderstood as me

I'm not who I was 
But I still ain't quite me
I guess I'll pack up
Until my demons let me be..

I'm not a burglar
A crook
A con
Or jailbird

There's more to 
What you see
I won't hang up my hat 
Til' you believe
There's more to me
Than you could ever learn
I've put out my fire
I know it's my turn

Don't look at me and see
No, I don't want to be
Oh, I don't want you to call me
Ms. Desperado..








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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:13:00 PM

    I really like this sounds so much like a true story

    Kelley Avatar Karissa Kelley Date: 10/12/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you I write from experience. I wrote this on my way to Florida from California.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Karissa, Yet another amazing poem that connects with me. I have traveled many a desperate road of loneliness in my lifetime. I can relate so well to the words written here. I am loving all your work.... Keep it up! :-)

    Kelley Avatar Karissa Kelley Date: 10/12/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:14:00 PM

    wow! I love the poem.. straight from the soul....SKAT

    Kelley Avatar Karissa Kelley Date: 8/4/2013 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! :-)
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:47:00 AM

    I have to say, I really enjoyed the story behind this. Very well done! =)

    Kelley Avatar Karissa Kelley Date: 8/4/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you drake!