Get Your Premium Membership

Tom And The Duke

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Charles Messina.


John Wayne, once said... "Well, I can do it, but I don't know about my horse" Well, if anyone can do it... It would be "The Duke", of course Until one late evening, with the sky half blue Clouds of orange, deep purplish...too! When another cowboy went along with the ride Said, "I can do it too, but with my horse by my side Duke, thought for a minute, then he said "Cowboy, what's your name, son" The cowboy replied- "Tom Cunningham- And I can handle a gun" So, the Duke thought again... And with his patch on his eye He said, "Okay, Tom Cunningham... But watch out for the cacti" So, they rode while the sunset Till it rose early morn Then, they rested 'neath the cacti Man-handling the thorn They both proved they can do it... And they did it, no doubt They got a butt full of cacti And they let out a........SHOUT! Dedicated to Tom Cunningham

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

12
Date: 1/17/2022 7:44:00 AM
Would be a great western, for sure! The "Duke" a man of few words, our Tom, a man of many, riding off into the sunset. I can see it clearly. Congrats Charlie on POTD. Congrats Tom, the inspiration for this one. Love the pic.
Login to Reply
Date: 1/8/2022 10:51:00 PM
Hi Charles, congratulations for being honored with POTD - A great cowboy write, and the stars of it John Wayne and Tom Cunningham, Tom must have been chuffed, though he landed in a prickly situation! The best of everything I hope comes your way this year my friend, and further congratulations for your having being selected for Poetry Soups newest Anthology "It's Still Poetry". Hugs and blessings, jennifer. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Login to Reply
Date: 1/7/2022 6:34:00 PM
G'day Charles ... Tom will be chuffed being side-kick to John Wayne. Playing with cacti offers a prickly situation - thanks Charles - Lindsay
Login to Reply
Date: 1/5/2022 8:54:00 PM
Congrats on POTD with this tribute to Tom
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/6/2022 5:00:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 6:41:00 PM
That's what Cowboys do, right ? Smile so big, carry a gun, and ride that horse - tall and proud. :) Always on the look out for *Cacti*. Or not.. in this case. Ouch ! This is so cute and clever. I love everything about what you have created here. A fun dedication to Tom. Congratulations Charlie, on Poem of the Day. :) Hugs, Brandy
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 7:26:00 PM
That's right, Brandy. That's what cowboys do (lol). Thank you so much! Happy New Year! Hugs, Charlie
Date: 1/5/2022 5:43:00 PM
Oh, Tom, had a great big part. Love it Charles. Congratulations on POTD. :)
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 7:26:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. Happy New Year! Hugs :)
Date: 1/5/2022 3:17:00 PM
The Tom Cunningham cameo blew me away. Crept up on me like a scorpion crawling across the cement floor toward the trouble light. Shch fun to read this Charles. Starting out I thought it was going to be a Frankie Lee/ Judas Priest piece.
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:33:00 PM
LOL, Ken. I see where you were going with that F.L./J.P. theory. Thanks for the awesome comment.
Date: 1/5/2022 2:33:00 PM
You two cowboys can giddy up on my range anytime. Great write and congratulations on potd, Charlie!
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:34:00 PM
Hi yo Silver...away! (lol) Thank you, Jenna!
Date: 1/5/2022 2:08:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD! I enjoyed the poem ~ Debra
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Debra! Glad you enjoyed!
Date: 1/5/2022 12:42:00 PM
This is a cute story! A little painful in the end ;) Congrats on your POTD honor ~ps
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:37:00 PM
LOL, indeed, painful. Thank you, P.S.
Date: 1/5/2022 11:37:00 AM
what a fabulous fun poem and a great tribute to sir tom cunningham, many congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:38:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. Nice to see you back. Hugs // Charlie xx
Date: 1/5/2022 11:02:00 AM
Charlie, back to congratulate for your excellent POTD selection. Well done. Did you create the picture or did Tom? I see it is his new background pic. Don't forget to vote in the Vegemite vs. Marmite battle, lol. I've never had either, so I guess I'm Switzerland in this war.
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:41:00 PM
Thanks for stopping back, John. That was Tom's creation but when I saw it, it inspired me to write this. Oh, I did my vote and I went with the Margemite (lol) Never had either myself.
Date: 1/5/2022 11:00:00 AM
Awesome dedication Charles! Congratulations on POTD!
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 4:41:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 8:44:00 AM
Congratulations Charlie on your insanely painful potd, hope Tom is on the mend, what an experience, but that’s cowboys for you, cheers David
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:20:00 AM
Thank you, David...extremely painful (lol)
Date: 1/5/2022 7:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. A wonderful write and tribute to Tom. We now have 2 cowboys in the soup. Have a blessed day and New Year.................
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:22:00 AM
Thank you, Paula...who's the other (lol) Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 7:26:00 AM
Great write. Congratulations on your well deserved Potd. Fun writes are not easy. You did this very well. Thanks for the laugh. Enjoy the honour and day friend
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:23:00 AM
Thank you so much, Rama. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 6:55:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD and nice tribute to Tom :)
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:24:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 6:27:00 AM
- A great and fun poem :) - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Charlie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:25:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise. Happy New Year! Hugs :)
Date: 1/5/2022 6:05:00 AM
WTG Charles! Fun read, well written. Gave me a smile to start my day. Thanks for sharing this humoreous story and tribute to a fine poet, Tom Cunningham that impressed "The Duke". Write on! Poetry ~ Friendship Bill
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:27:00 AM
Thank you, Bill...much appreciated. Write on my friend! Happy New Year! ~Friendship Charlie
Date: 1/5/2022 5:15:00 AM
Charlie, wonderful and so funny I absolutely love this tribute to our Tom Cunningham and a big congratulations on your deserving POEM OF DAY honor ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:30:00 AM
Thank you so much, Constance. Tom is an icon here. ~Friendship & poetry forever :) Charlie
Date: 1/5/2022 4:43:00 AM
BIG congrats on POTD, Charlie. What a fun theme you chose for your poem! Much enjoyed this dedication to Tom. Clever, creative write.
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:31:00 AM
Thank you, Vijay. Happy New Year my friend!
Date: 1/5/2022 4:30:00 AM
I see that Tom Cunningham by himself is a source of fun and an object for others to have fun on . I wonder if Tom is still with the thorn on his butt..... :) A very humorous write, Charles . Congratulations on your POTD
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:33:00 AM
LOL...I hope not about the thorn. Tom is a legend here :) Thank you, Valsa. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 4:02:00 AM
Back with a big CONGRATS!! Charlie, enjoy your day!!
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:34:00 AM
Thanks again, Mike. You as well my friend!
Date: 1/5/2022 3:55:00 AM
THIS is the kind of fun that poets should be having in the soup! Congratulations on having written a POTD in this tribute to Tom, Charlie. Your storytelling, cactus needles in the butt and all, is such fun to read.
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:37:00 AM
Hi Lin, I couldn't agree with you more. It's always nice to put a smile on someone's face. Thank you so much! Happy New Year!
Date: 1/5/2022 3:24:00 AM
Charlie, a great poem, creative and fun, congratulations on POTD!
Login to Reply
Messina Avatar
Charles Messina
Date: 1/5/2022 9:38:00 AM
Thank you so much, Tania. Happy New Year :)
12