THE  AMAZING FANTASY POEMS & FLASH FICTION OF JON GUTMACHER

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Curtis Gray – a poem of the Old West

This awesome story of two brothers, both mountain men, separated by a life and death fight with injuns, and their surprise reunion is without doubt a best Old West poem.

The Stars and Stripes – a patriotic poem

If you look around you’ll likely not see too many American flags on display – even on holidays. More likely you’ll see a school flag, or even a fantasy flag. To me, especially on a holiday like the Fourth of July, that’s just sad. This patriotic poem is dedicated to Old Glory, and the need to fly her – with pride.

Lawman – a poem of the Old West

Lawmen in the Old West were tough – or dead. This Old West fantasy poem tells the story of one of the toughest.

The Hanging – a poem of the Old West

A stark poem about the way justice was handed out in the Old West — by a public hanging. It’s not a poem for everyone.

The Woman and the cat – a fantasy poem of loneliness cured

This fantasy poem about finding a stray kitten on the street saves a lonely woman from her isolation, and brings the cat and her together as a family sharing their mutual love.

The Dance – a fantasy poem of romance

“The Dance” is a poem of romance almost like a short love story. Written in free verse, it is a fantasy or reality we all have wished for — here symbolized by a romantic dance to a Sinatra tune, between an older, but still very much in love couple. And as they dance, it seems to bring all of that together. So, this fantasy poem, one that I consider a best fantasy poem, and poem of a long and close romance.

The Christmas Tree – a fantasy holiday poem

The Christmas Tree is an inspirational Holiday poem written especially for the Christmas Holiday. Not my usual poem, but it expresses the importance of family and faith, and the love of God. Bets are on that at the end – you shed a tear of joy. It’s a beautiful Holiday, and best fantasy poem.

An American Hero – a poem to fallen heroes

A somber poem to honor Chris Kyle, an American Hero, who served four tours in Iraq, and to all other fallen American Heroes, who gave their all in service of their Nation.

The Yellow Ribbon – the poem & story

The Yellow Ribbon is a story originating in Civil War that has morphed many times since. My version is close to a popular song, and tells the story of a man on a bus, just released from a long jail sentence, who does not know if his family wants or will accept him back. If they want him – he has instructed them to tie a yellow ribbon around the big oak tree that stands beside the road just before the village. If he doesn’t see it – he will just ride on. A best fantasy poem.