Western Poetry posted April 8, 2019 Chapters:  ...2 2 -3- 3... 

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My salute to Richard Boone

A chapter in the book OMG I wrote a poetry book

Ode to a Gunfighter

by Earl Corp

Western Contest Winner 
This attempt is my best,
Poem of the west,
Some think it's a sin,
My name is Paladin,

When I come around,
And arrive in town,
Things begin to unravel,
I'm Have Gun Will Travel,

A man on the dodge,
Has to watch,
There is no slack,
They'll shoot your back,

Today I got a thrill,
When I met Wild Bill,
I rode into Abilene,
Feeling very mean,

Because of a buffoon,
I met in the saloon,
Something's in my craw,
I'll have to fast draw,

My temper will rule,
I don't suffer a fool,
I feel so alive,
When I draw my Colt .45,

I better shoot to kill,
Or I'll rest on Boot Hill,
I shot him in the head,
Now the fella is dead,

Uh-oh this could how it ends,
He had a lot of friends,
I'm losing hope,
They're carrying a rope,

Hanging tree ain't where it's at,
It's time for me to scat,
Being an outlaw, of course
I have a very fast horse,

Like a bat out of hell,
I'm riding pell mell,
The point might be moot,
A posse is in hot pursuit,

Oops they caught me,
Taking me to the nearest tree,
No more will my spurs jangle,
Cuz from a branch I'll dangle.

Writing Prompt
Write a rhyming poem with a western theme. Can be a story or poem, any length, but must rhyme.

Contest Winner



We're taking it back to an old school western. I played around a lot trying to decide what to write, it started out being John Wayne and this is what I ended up with. Enjoy!
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