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The Shootist — a unique cowboy poem

Sarah was something like a tornado
blowing thru the town at a two hundred miles an hour
Nineteen years old
long flowing hair as red as the deepest sunset
A deep set of emerald green eyes
that could burst a young man’s heart just from a stare
and a set of hips that could get a man in trouble
just for the lookin’

The Castle by the Sea

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As ghost crabs meander
across its gates
I dig a moat
the ocean waits

Curtis Gray – Old West “cowboy poem”

This awesome story and fantasy poem of two brothers, both mountain men, separated by a life and death fight with injuns, and their surprise reunion.

The Stars and Stripes – a patriotic poem

Few people fly American flags – even on holidays, although you’ll see a school or fantasy flag, and I think that’s sad. This patriotic poem is dedicated to Old Glory, and the need to fly her.

The Woman and the cat – fantasy poem

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 romantic fantasy poem

“The Dance” is a fantasy 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. A best fantasy poem, and poem of a long and close romance.

The Battlefield Nurse – fantasy poem

A deeply moving fantasy poem about the amazing women in the nursing profession who served on the front lines risking their own lives in service of mankind and their country.

The Christmas Tree Miracle- fantasy poem

The Christmas Tree is an inspirational fantasy poem and story written especially for the Christmas Holiday. Not my usual fantasy 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 – dedication poem

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 Trapped Whale – a true story poem

A poem and true story of a whale trapped in fishing netting off the coast of San Francisco that was rescued by the crew of a small fishing boat.

The Yellow Ribbon – fantasy poem

The Yellow Ribbon story originated after the Civil War. My fantasy poem tells of a man on a long bus journey back to family – but gets off only if they first tie a yellow ribbon around a big oak tree.