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Best Both Barrels Poems

Below are the all-time best Both Barrels poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of both barrels poems written by PoetrySoup members


Both Barrels - Shooting Widows
My husband is a shooter,
Which isn't always fun,
As every weekend 
He's out somewhere with his gun.
So quality time together 
Can sometimes be quite sparse,
"But I...

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Categories: both barrels, dad, daughter, humor, sports,
Form: Rhyme



The Inner Chamber
THE INNER CHAMBER

Please.  Stop holding back on me.

Like a child standing at the neighborhood ice cream truck, arm outstretched, eyes huge, mouth watering.

I stand...

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Categories: both barrels, betrayal, courage, devotion, love, love hurts,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Billy the Kid's Great Escape
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Sentenced to hang in the town of Lincoln,
Billy made his bold escape.
Both of his guards died from thinking
that a shackled young boy couldn't break away.
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I've...

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Categories: both barrels, history, horse, humorous, love, me, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Asked and Answered - An Echo Poem
HOW I WOULD DESCRIBE MYSELF

People often say to me 
“What can you tell me about yourself” 
guess it’s my duty to explain to them 
and...

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Categories: both barrels, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Today In Billy the Kid History - April 28, 1881
"Sentenced to hang in the town of Lincoln,
Billy made his bold escape.
Both of his guards died from thinking,
that a shackled young boy couldn't break away."

I've...

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Categories: both barrels, history,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A TOWN CALLED ROTGUT
The hinges of the swing doors creak as Zack Waverley enters the Rotgut bar
He stands in the doorway his huge frame blocking out the daylight
‘Hey...

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Categories: both barrels, imagination, murder,
Form: Narrative
ole' tookie
tookie winfeild was a friend of mine
from way on back down the way
back in my river days
mean old man with a heart of gold
ugly old...

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Categories: both barrels, angst, best friend, mirror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Escape
"Sentenced to hang in the town of Lincoln,
Billy made his bold escape.
Both of his guards died from thinking,
that a shackled young boy couldn't break away."

I've...

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Categories: both barrels, history,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 12. BTK Coming Attractions Part 4
Continued From:
11. BTK Coming Attractions Part 3
http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=195843

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Billy the Kid's Great Escape (Continued)
 
Billy entered the outhouse closing the door behind him. 
"Let's not take too...

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Categories: both barrels, cowboy-western, historyhumorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Count Your Blessings, Or Just Wait
When you’re counting God’s gifts
Do you use just one hand,
Or are both hands not ever enough?
And does life never goad,
Standing there by the road
As your...

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Categories: both barrels, angst, corruption, humor, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 13. BTK Coming Attractions Part 5
Continued From:
12. BTK Coming Attractions Part 4
http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=195841 

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Billy the Kid's Great Escape (Conclusion)
 
"Hello Bob!," Billy called out with a song in his heart 
just...

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Categories: both barrels, cowboy-western, historyhorse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE DRY HEAT
stars slowly diminish
darkness completes
still we feel the suffers of heat
the fever suspends in the thick
a velvet’s texture mix
clinging to skin as if drowned
dawn flexes, stretches...

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Categories: both barrels, seasons, weather, wind,
Form: Free verse