Wild Bill Bailey loved his liquor
far too much for his own good-
Spent his days in smokey taverns
draining far more than he should.
Adeline had long suspected
as he rode off into town
that he'd rather wet his whistle
than get wed and settle down.
So she gave an ultimatum:
'Quit the booze or say goodbye
to my cherry lips and dumplings
chili beans and pumpkin pie'.
Bill no longer wastes his wages
swigging at the ol' saloon
Adeline cajoled her cowboy ;
rumour is they'll marry soon.
Cowboy Poetry Poetry Contest
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Copyright © Wendy Watson | Year Posted 2021
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