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I've come to you unarmed with love's chains Through green valleys, over mountain passes To kiss the face that comforts my soul's pains And walk with you among the sweet grasses I've died many times, on the outlaw trail And slept on hard ground without any fire A life abused, that was painted in braille To be read by those whose love has desire I've found faith through compassion, freely gave Allowed the coal black of my soul to glow An outlaw whose worthless life you saved And whispered with love my name, Ricardo I've laid my guns down for you and you alone And left the dusty trails where outlaws hide I've nothing but love, I can call my own Life on the run once lived, now set aside Promise to holster my guns for your love And lay by cool streams in your arms with peace To hold fragile love close, regardless of Until this body full of life does cease written 4/12/14 for the contest Howdy Pard

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Date: 5/17/2014 12:07:00 AM
Frederic, even in the old west you are a romantic. Congrats on you winning poem!
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Date: 5/10/2014 12:54:00 PM
Ahh! I love the way love changed the nature of this cowboy's soul. A cowboy's life is not easy and you created that image well too. Awesome poem and a great win! Congratulations, Carolyn
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/10/2014 1:28:00 PM
thank you Carolyn for reading and your kind response
Date: 5/9/2014 11:36:00 PM
I enjoyed this one for its romantic element. Congrats on a super win.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/10/2014 8:21:00 AM
thank you Andrea, when I was on another poetry site another poet and I had running poems hers was about a gal name Lucy who owned a saloon mine was about a bandit named Ricardo who sometimes would visit the saloon...
Date: 5/9/2014 1:44:00 PM
Well done, Grats on your medal, shiny and gold for you :)
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/9/2014 3:49:00 PM
thank you Casarah
Date: 5/8/2014 2:45:00 PM
1st and 2nd stanza remarkable ..:) KUDOS !!! Olive eloisa here :) awesome all in all!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:53:00 PM
thank you Olive for reading and for your kind response
Date: 5/8/2014 11:26:00 AM
Awesome write Frederic ! Loved it throughout but second n last stanza the most .... Heartfelt ! Congrats on top win !
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:42:00 PM
thank you Dr Upma for reading and for your kind response
Date: 5/8/2014 9:45:00 AM
A redeemed outlaw. Good story to tell. Congratulations!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:43:00 PM
thank you Roy for reading my poem
Date: 5/8/2014 9:33:00 AM
A tremendous write! Beautifully done. I loved how it built. Congratulations on the win.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:46:00 PM
thank you Linda,yes I guess you could say I'm a bit of a cowboy
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:44:00 PM
thank you Carol for reading my poem
Date: 5/8/2014 8:43:00 AM
Hello, Frederic, a cowboy all the way. No matter, if Guns are laid down to rest.. Love this.... Congratulations, enjoyed your winning poem in Shadow's " Howdy Pard" contest... XOX~ LINDA
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:47:00 PM
thank you Linda , yes you could say I'm a bit of a cowboy
Date: 5/8/2014 8:39:00 AM
The Romantic Cowboy and an eloquent one at that. Congratulations on a fine win.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:48:00 PM
thank you Richard for reading my poem
Date: 5/8/2014 8:38:00 AM
What more are men ready to give up for their loved ones! Very romantic; worthy of a fine win; congrats. // paul
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:49:00 PM
thank you Paul for reading my poem
Date: 5/8/2014 7:42:00 AM
Congratulation on a fine win on the cowboy theme, frederic
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:50:00 PM
thank you Dr Ram for reading my poem and your kind response
Date: 5/8/2014 7:37:00 AM
for me this spoke volumes Frederic congrats on 2nd place hope you enjoyed my contest ty for entering your super poem hugs
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Frederic Parker
Date: 5/8/2014 2:52:00 PM
thank you Shadow for allowing me to enter your contest and yes I did enjoy it
Date: 4/18/2014 2:27:00 AM
Very impressive . Your rhythm and theme are perfect. 'To hold fragile love close' is a beautiful line. A real winner in my eyes. SuZ
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/18/2014 8:58:00 AM
thank you Suzanne for your kindness
Date: 4/14/2014 10:34:00 AM
Awesome poem Frederick-- love the way you have set the rugged cowboy way of life against the gentleness of love. Xx~Xx
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/14/2014 3:01:00 PM
Thank you Kim for your kindness
Date: 4/13/2014 6:43:00 PM
WOW! another romantic poem - cowboy style. I loved it. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/14/2014 3:03:00 PM
Thank you Lucilla for your kindness, I need to read some of your poetry
Date: 4/13/2014 12:04:00 PM
wow, this is the most beautiful one that i have seen written on the cowboy. Too bad she made everyone use the title cowboys in plural. What is THAT about? Anyway, if this does not win, I will be mad!!! and thanks for what you said about my apartment poem. I felt inspired with that one.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/13/2014 12:16:00 PM
thank you Andrea, your poem was stunning in its reality