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Dust covered him down his long riders coat
At his sides hung a pair of deadly colts
A Winchester slung casually on his shoulder
Twenty-Two years maybe a little older
He'd been riding hard could it be from the law?
Everything said gun fighter and fast on the draw
He walked into this Saloon..knew his search had end
Four desperado's also knew yet the kid was up against men
Vengeance showed in his eyes still he spoke his mind
Been looking for you boys a mighty long time
This star belonged to my brother
I'm taking you in one way or another..And then
Smoke filled the room four laid dead on the floor
The young cowboy turned calmly walked out the door
Dust covered him down his long riders coat
At his side hung a pair of deadly...Colts
He did what he had to do and then
Riding tall...rode out with a prairie wind...
Never knew his name but he sure was lightning fast
Never saw him again but he left behind this Rangers Badge

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The following comments are for " The Rangers Star"
by lynlin

I could picture Clint Eastwood standing in the doorway. Nice imagery.

( Posted by: poesandpoetry [Member] On: February 9, 2004 )

Red Headed Strangers
As a boy, I was enamored of Louis L'Amour westerns, and this poem took me way back to the days when the idea of cleaning up a dusty cowpoke town with six gun a blazing was my idea of heaven. It also reminds me of a Willie Nelson song, from way back which I referenced in the title. I know the weestern isn't everyone's favorite genre, but you've done well with it here.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: February 10, 2004 )

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