Juan Olivarez

Freshman - 532 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)


He carried a six gun, upon his hip,
A badge pinned to his shirt.
Big and rangy, never took no lip,
If you mouthed off, you'd swallow dirt.

He rode his old buckskin so many years,
He tamed the streets of Dodge.
With Doc and Chester, he calmed the fears,
Of those under his watch.

Then there was Kitty who cried each time,
He was shot up again.
Hers was a love more than sublime,
Far more than happiness, it gave her pain.

But old Dillon had just one love,
And Kitty just got old.
Though he loved her dear, his sweet soiled dove,
She stayed out in the cold.

Dillon was a lawman to the bitter end,
One of the few left in the world.
Because to the law he had to tend,
He never got the girl.

R.I.P. James Arness. Americas Marshall.

3/1/12 Alton Texas

Submitted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Comments about this poem (Dillon by Juan Olivarez )

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (3/6/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    an image forever etched in my memory! good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Smoky Hoss (3/4/2012 7:48:00 PM)

    Very nice tribute to one of our old hero's Juan; good write. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,061 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (3/4/2012 9:29:00 AM)

    How sad. A very good narrative that's written as simply as real life - with all honesty too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (2/29/2012 1:25:00 PM)

    A sad tale that is repeated in more ways than one to this day. Salesmen, managers, engineers wedded to their work and missing out. I see them often. Sad.
    typo L1 V3 - There / thee (Report) Reply

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