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Spaghetti - snack size for Cowboy Contest

Smoke signals rise from Sitting Duck cavern In town the Pitt gang are trashing the tavern John Wayne strolled in and he ain’t here to dance They say that he walked like he just sh*t his pants Don’t be a doubtin, that Marshall ain’t messin A man ain’t alone when he’s got Smith n Wesson An outlaw’s revolver, a volley of lead A slug on the rebound leaves Rick O’Shey dead Wayne chewed his cheroot and a grin split his lips Hands above holsters gainst each of his hips ‘Sonny Pritt, I’m here to banish your ilk So get off your horse and drink your milk’ Pritt said I won’t stand here in fear of my life For a man with an Indian brave for a wife You stand there and tell me you’re Marshall John Wayne You wanna think whose side your on... just sayin Wayne said don’t you try it, don’t one of you frown One out of place twitch, and I’ll cut you all down Pritt said I think we should take this outside So shoot me or follow, I’ll let you decide He ducked the swing doors and stepped out of the tavern And read the smoke signals from Sitting Duck cavern I think what it says is, ‘Hey you, in the town Many men try to bring my white man down He’s braver than one of Geronimo’s sons But tell him come home... He’s forgotten his guns.’ 21 January 2021 (abridged for contest’s line limit) Contest: Cowboy Sponsor: Line Gauthier

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Date: 2/4/2021 11:59:00 AM
Love it, Terry! Great cowpoke write. Kept me rapt to the end! Congrats. Many thanks for your kind comment re my win and best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob
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Terry Flood
Date: 2/4/2021 3:02:00 PM
Thanks Bob much appreciated. Terry.
Date: 2/4/2021 8:00:00 AM
Hi Terry, You've penned a good “ cowboy” write. Congratulations on your win. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/4/2021 10:53:00 AM
Thanks Alexis, wasn’t sure about this abridged version but thought I’d give it a go, so I’m chuffed with an HM. Thanks again. Terry.
Date: 2/4/2021 7:59:00 AM
I got a lot of enjoyment and laughs from this Terry! Congratulations on the HM! Linda
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Date: 2/4/2021 10:55:00 AM
Thanks Linda. Original version was about twenty lines too long and knowing what to cut out was tricky. Glad you liked. Terry.