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Cowboy

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 Cowboy's lost today

Shadow's Cowboy Contest

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Date: 7/20/2014 8:33:00 AM
Ah, the trials and tribulations of the best, always challenged. The cowboy spirit still remains and those challenges still exist in many different ways. This is a great cowboy poem, Richard. Creating a few vivid scenes there that are quite easy to see and feel. Very nice, my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/20/2014 9:38:00 AM
Thanks Robert, you are kind.
Date: 5/17/2014 12:05:00 AM
Hey Cowboy! Congrats on your amazing, well written poem, and your first place finish!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/17/2014 7:26:00 AM
Thanks Dave, have a great weekend pardner.
Date: 5/11/2014 12:27:00 AM
A great win. It's almost impossible to write a good cowboy poem in 16 lines. They are usually ballads. Joyce
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/17/2014 7:27:00 AM
Thanks Joyce.
Date: 5/10/2014 12:52:00 PM
Dear Richard, Although the days of cowboys in old West towns are gone, you bring the spirit back to life in your poem. Loved the way you had the victor shedding a tear at the end. When it comes to violence, there are really no winners. Learned that from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash when they played lawmen on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Congrats on a great win! Love, Carolyn
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/17/2014 7:30:00 AM
I never watched that show but I could imagine Johnny and Willie would have been well cast to their roles. Thanks for the thoughtful visit.
Date: 5/9/2014 11:35:00 PM
wow, you know your good cowboy shows. This is GREAT writing on the theme of the the quickest gun in the west. love it, and congrats to you
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/17/2014 7:31:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. I did enjoy those old Clint Eastwood movies.
Date: 5/9/2014 4:37:00 PM
Congratulation Richard, In a Well deserved Win. I like writing Cowboy, and I especially like reading your write
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 4:40:00 PM
Thanks Jerry;0)
Date: 5/9/2014 1:40:00 PM
Amazing! Well done first place, a much enjoyable winner my friend :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 3:31:00 PM
Thanks Casarah, I'm pleased you enjoyed my little tale.
Date: 5/8/2014 6:51:00 PM
Nice win, All I could picture was the opening scene from the old western series GUNSMOKE.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 8:22:00 AM
I havn't thought of that show in years, interesting comment.
Date: 5/8/2014 4:18:00 PM
Congratulations, Richard. Very good write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 8:21:00 AM
Thanks Faye.
Date: 5/8/2014 2:36:00 PM
Wowowowhohohow I love the beat and rhythms here and the action I am in each time I read a line...:D Biggest CONGRATULATIONS RICHARD!!! God bless alway sir, olive eloisa here
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 8:20:00 AM
What a great comment Olive, thanks.
Date: 5/8/2014 12:33:00 PM
Congratulations on this fine win, Sir! You've written a most original and absorbing piece.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 8:20:00 AM
Thanks Ivo.
Date: 5/8/2014 12:15:00 PM
Nice win and congratulations on your first place entry... Verlena
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 8:19:00 AM
Thanks Verlena.
Date: 5/8/2014 11:23:00 AM
Great wonderful write n a super win Richard ! Congrats on ur top win !
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2014 8:18:00 AM
Thanks Dr. Umpa.
Date: 5/8/2014 9:43:00 AM
Congratulations, Richard. Really more gunslinger than cowboy, but a well told story. Cheers, Roy
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:47:00 AM
That was my original title. He did however kill a cowboy who had no business trying to be a gunslinger. Thanks for commenting Roy.
Date: 5/8/2014 9:29:00 AM
Congratulations on the win... You done a fine job on this piece... very fine indeed.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:37:00 AM
Thanks Carol. ;0)
Date: 5/8/2014 8:36:00 AM
Great write and win Richard...congrats
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:38:00 AM
Thanks My friend.
Date: 5/8/2014 8:28:00 AM
A deserved winner Richard...congrats. Makes for a lovely read, especially the closing stanza. // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:39:00 AM
I am quite impressed with the direction you went with yours Paul.
Date: 5/8/2014 8:15:00 AM
Awesome work! Congratulations on a great win, Richard!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:40:00 AM
Thank you so much Lisa
Date: 5/8/2014 8:05:00 AM
wowow!!!.. this is the best!! ...no wonder it hit the top rank on this contest... very well written story of a cowboy..!! CONGRATULATIONS!~!! ( I almost vision you standing in front of my eyes while I'm absorbing each line of your poem.. lol.. Hawdy Rick!! )..^_^
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:41:00 AM
You win first place for the absolute bes comment. Thanks sweet lady!
Date: 5/8/2014 7:41:00 AM
Congratulation on a fine win on the cowboy theme, Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:42:00 AM
Thanks Dr. Ram
Date: 5/8/2014 7:28:00 AM
Rick I love this poem everything I was looking for congrats on your win hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:44:00 AM
It appears you are right although the contest I originaly submitted it to was never judged.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/8/2014 9:43:00 AM
You have made my morning Shadow.
Date: 3/18/2013 1:04:00 PM
I think this is a sure winner!
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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
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/17/2013 7:10:00 AM
Thanks Rick pardon my ignorance what is IMHO?
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
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/17/2013 7:11:00 AM
Thanks Barbara.
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!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/16/2013 5:33:00 PM
What a nice thing to say, I am pleased you are enjoying my writing.
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