poet Marilyn Lott

Marilyn Lott

Back In The Old West

Uneasiness filled the air
As a stranger rode into town
Tension was stretched so thin
It was felt by everyone around

Animals felt the stress as well
Some scurried from the spot
More riders circled ‘round
The tension was getting hot

Guns were drawn and ready
Hands on holsters as well
Everyone growing apprehensive
Worried hearts began to swell

It was the day when no one knew
For sure how things would go
When a stranger rode into town
Life immediately began to slow

It was a time when folks were leary
Afraid to trust their fellow man
A shame if we become that way again
Not so hard now to understand!

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Poem Edited: Monday, February 28, 2011

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  • Ron Flowers (6/20/2009 9:51:00 PM)

    Marillyn, I really like this poem. I love the tale it tells and the message it sends. I like your natural unforced rhyming. A 10 from me.

    Regards
    Ron

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (11/15/2008 8:05:00 PM)

    Wow.....a great reminiscence of the old west.....the cowboys era....where the gangsters triumphed horribly.Great old writes Marilyn!

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