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One of Texas's Best

“Back in my day” his stories all would start I’d lean in close to listen though I knew ‘em all by heart He was a living legend, one of Texas’ best Not just another lawman with a tin star on his chest He fought along “RIP” Ford & John Coffee Hayes When Texas was wooly & wild, back in the good old days “One Riot, One Ranger” I’ve heard it said many times before from fighting off Commanches to turning the tide of a range war A Ranger never faltered, never imagined he could lose a fight He’d go hell bent for leather just to turn a wrong to right. From Nueces to Salado Creek he patrolled the border land Dealing out swift justice with a smoking Colt sitting easy in hand Hardin, Iron Jacket & Sam Bass thought they could get away The Rangers ran them down to ground, the stories still are told today Great Granddad was a hero, one of Texas’s best Not just another lawman with a tin star on his chest He passed on the legacy & the stories I’ll now tell as I hear his voice echo when I start off, “ I remember well” So tip your hat & raise your glass to the Rangers out there on patrol and to all the Shadow Rangers, Rest in Peace, God rest your soul

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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Date: 12/20/2008 11:47:00 PM
Catherine, Congratulations on YOUR POEM " One of Texas's Best " being Featured this week Superb Tribute to YOUR Granddad and the Shadow Rangers...HG
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Date: 12/18/2008 10:32:00 PM
Wow Catherine, what a wonderful poem of history you have composed here that reflects your wonderful gift of writing. Congratulations for being featured as I say Thank You for sharing a little of yourself and especially your talent of writing with us all. Wonderful Poem... MPK
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Date: 12/18/2008 3:47:00 PM
Catehrine - Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ
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Date: 12/16/2008 6:31:00 PM
Dear Catherine, you have created a masterpiece in this form of poetry. You should be proud. lainie
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Date: 12/16/2008 3:13:00 PM
This is fantastic Catherine ... one of the best I've read in sometime and a very well-deserved selection to be featured here at the Soup!! Congratulations!
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Date: 12/16/2008 5:33:00 AM
Hey, I'm from the west, my dad, as a young man, played poker with Buffalo Bill on the railroad from North Platte, Nebraska to Denver...guess that dates me....and I dig this great poem. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver
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Date: 12/15/2008 5:20:00 PM
Congratulations on your featured write of the week! Warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Love, Shar
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Date: 12/15/2008 6:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Catherine. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/14/2008 6:15:00 PM
Nice reflection on a piece of our history. Nice tribute to your grandfather. Love the last line! Congratulations on having your poem featured. Karen
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