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THE DUKE

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THE DUKE

A lone rider sits high in the saddle,
As the horizon's sunrise spreads across,
The open prairie.
Twin pearl handed pistols rest at his side,
As rusty spires clang against wooden planks,
At the deadwood saloon.
Legends cowboys whisper his name,
On the dry desert winds,
A giant of a man whom breathed
Life again into the legacy,
 Of the old west.
His side swagger's walk trademark
On the larger than a life screen.
The duke truly represents the great 
American hero on horse back.
Six shooters drawn at high noon's 
Count down,
John Wayne's the trail dusts equalizer,
He always remained on the right side,
Of tin stars law.
The tumble weeds rolls along a dirt path,
As tall cactus stand on an arried canvas,
Life here is harsh and mean,
Where only the strong survive.
Bold individuals with the inner
Strength against god's forbidden land.
Harden men whom lived by one simple,
Rule I will do what ever it takes
To stay alive.
He'll join the ghost riders,
Forever driving the lords herds
Across the grand divides vast
Prairie sky’s as the sunsets
In the old west.
Alone figure rides high in saddle,
Set against a legends back drop,
Hell bound for glory,
In a cloud of gun smokes fog,
Behold the duke emerges,
With his hat on straight
And gun at the ready.

BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

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  1. Date: 5/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
    Hi Cheryl, now you are on a winner, The Duke, one of my favourite actors of all time. Jonn Wayne was a man's man , you always believed his performance. A lot of people say John Wayne just played John Wayne. Who cares, we all watched and believed. Your write hear epitomises the man so many Loved. As always Cheryl, your write Is so Interesting. The first line just took me In and then I just happily came along for the ride till the end. Excelleny. Have a good day. Later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 10:44:00 PM
    The Duke, I am a John Wayne fan.... You took me back to my childhood.. My dad loves watching the Duke, ... Yes, he was the lone rider... your BFF...Linda