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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 and surrounds
as the last of struggling stars obscound
sunlight strikes without a sound
grabbing and stabbing clusters
loyal...Read More
Categories: both barrels, seasons, weather, wind,
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 often wondered what thoughts were going through his head
as he stood staring out that window...Read More
Categories: both barrels, history,
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 brain whispers “Things are so rough!”

When a head light finds you,
Do you freeze like a...Read More
Categories: both barrels, angst, corruption, humor, political,
Form: Rhyme
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 have to have a hobby."
He tells me with a laugh.

Our daughters getting married
To a super...Read More
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 here longing to slip underneath your decades of cold-rolled steel armor and touch the real...Read More
Categories: both barrels, betrayal, courage, devotion, love, love hurts, relationship,
Form: Prose



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 often wondered what thoughts were going through his head
as he stood staring out that window...Read More
Categories: both barrels, history,
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 so I look them in the face and reply 

My eyes are deep like two...Read More
Categories: both barrels, life,
Form: Rhyme
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 geezer with a silver tongue
ole tookie could talk a mile a second say nothin at...Read More
Categories: both barrels, angst, best friend, mirror,
Form: Free verse
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 Zack’ I cry ‘Is that a pistol in your pocket are you just pleased to...Read More
Categories: both barrels, imagination, murder,
Form: Narrative
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 often wondered what thoughts were going through his head
as he stood staring out that window...Read More
Categories: both barrels, history, horse, humorous, love, me, old,
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 long in there Kid," Bell said with a humorous grin. 
While in the outhouse Billy...Read More
Categories: both barrels, cowboy-western, historyhumorous,
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 prior to blowing Bob Ollinger apart. 
He blasted both barrels into Ollinger's chest and face....Read More
Categories: both barrels, cowboy-western, historyhorse,
Form: Rhyme