poet Marilyn Lott

Marilyn Lott

Old West Excitement

There was excitement back in the old west
As cities were created from scratch
Sometimes drew the kind of folks
Where lawlessness started to hatch

And that was the way with Dodge City
Riff-raft moved in and created crime
Oh, what a time it was back then
Quite different from any other time

Until the law enforcement came along
Naturally things got out of hand
But of course as time past by
Peace and law came to the land

Farms were built and families grew
And towns sprung up all around
A sheriff kept control of things
Basically towns were safe and sound

How different life was from then till now
As technology as come our way
But is it better now than back then?
In some ways it’s hard to say!

Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2008

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  • Alison Cassidy (3/29/2008 3:23:00 AM)

    I think we all look back on our yesterdays and wonder... Probably the then had as many problems as the now. But thanks for posing the question and for your stylish explanation of the history of your Old West. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  • Thad Wilk (3/29/2008 12:43:00 AM)

    I think we have a better life today compared to then, but its always nice to remember
    how we lived away back when!
    Nice write Marilyn! ! !
    Best Wishes! Friend Thad *10*! !

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