Western Poetry posted October 20, 2008


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A Legend Of The West

by Mrs Happy Poet


Art Work /Photograph Courtesy Of Mr A.J.Hinkley
A cowboy of the west
They called him Marshal Lee,
He stood high above the rest
The outlaw's they would flee

One day Marshal Lee,
Received a telegraph
It said "Gulchlock-city, in trouble
Help needed, get here fast"

Gulchlock-city in Colorado,
Was usually a peaceful town
Until Tennessee Bill, the desperado
Gunned their sheriff down

Marshal Lee, always boldly strode
His peacemaker, strapped to his side
His Palomino saddled, off he rode
"Let's go, do justice," he cried

Marshal Lee arriving in Gulchlock,
Was welcomed by a rowdy crowd
As he stood under the city clock
They hollered their support real loud

Tennessee Bill, the desperado
Was quaking in his boots
Shouted "I'm not afraid of you Lee",
"Be prepared to shoot"

The sun was setting on Gulchlock,
Lee, and Bill, met face to face
The town's people heard two shots
Tennessee, dead, sprawled in disgrace

Gulchlock-city remembers proudly,
The day peace was restored in town
When the legend Marshal Lee,
Gunned Bill, the desperado down


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