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Ballad of Death

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:10 am
by George.Wright
and the shoulder of death
rode into that town
and he was the pale rider
and he wore a strange frown

and he was the stranger
looking for the manger
to lay his cold guns down
and merge into the town

but there was always one better
to claim the bounty letter
and he would only attack
to shoot him in the back

and the stranger felt the eyes
that did terribly despise
a click of a gun
and a bullet that would outrun

and although hit in the shoulder
managed to reach the boulder
turn and fire fast
and hit the attacker at last

Death smiled as he reaped another one
by the speed of his revolver or gun
i have no time to rest in this plain
there are too many trying to gain

and there ain't no holiday on pain or death
while i am still able to take a breath
no vacations for me here
in this wild, west, lawless, town frontier

and he merged into the shadows of the town
only to be sighted when another is about to be gunned down
no holiday here for death or his warm gun
i have this place for my playground, just to have fun

and the sun set over the frontier town
the good they are sleeping, not hanging around
death looks for victims in the bars and huer tents
as his lust for partners, he has no relent

and the cold headstones belie his trade
a makeshift coffin as the ballustrades
no shortage of souls to embrace
death never needs to cover his face


Copyright: George Wright 2004

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:31 pm
by Vesuvius
Ciao George!

This one I do not understand. Who is attacking Death? Or is Death dreaming about this attack? Or is Death having deje-vu? Sorry I do not understand.


Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:17 am
by George.Wright
Ves, this is not a good poem. It started well, but i was very drunk. I will edit it today.

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:41 pm
by George.Wright
I have now finished the poem as i had intended for it to go.

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:34 pm
by Vesuvius
Ciao George,

This is a great improvement my friend. Death does not take a holiday!

"and the sun set over the frontier town
the good they are sleeping, not hanging around"

And this is what I must do now!


Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:44 pm
by Arno
I like it very much george (I didnt see your first draft, but the current one is great)

take care,


Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:54 pm
by George.Wright
Thanks Ves and Arno for your kind comments, death never takes a holiday.
Bout time he did!!!!!