Old West Comes Alive

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Filling myths with good, bad, ugly

Fictional tales grow in stature

 

Snarling summer heat, winter cold

Hostile climate conditions reign

 

Dreaming to grow up as cowboys

Distraught mothers asking sons, “Why?”

 

Blessing every cowboy and horse

Inseparable life partners

 

Riding herd on open prairie

Longest, loneliest days and nights

 

Hungering for silver and gold

Outlaws robbing another train

 

Breathing fire with every six-gun

Unbeatable law of Old West

 

Searching dreams, with each hard day’s ride

Drifters, without any name

 

Pursuing mystical treasure

Phantom fortunes never found

 

Covering endless, open range

Enormous ranches stretching out

 

Seeking freedom, farming homesteads

Young families journey out west

 

Springing up, middle of nowhere

Small towns come alive overnight

 

Begging for help, clean up our town

Citizens hire ageless lawman

 

Enduring hard life, little pay

Old West struggles, never fading

 

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6 thoughts on “Old West Comes Alive

  1. You’re right, Richard. Struggling against the weather, greedy men, and other evils, striving for riches, security and freedom–these endeavors have been part of the human experience since time began. Perhaps we have more in common with our ancestors than we realize. Many of the struggles of the Old West you highlight (so well) here are with us still!

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