Cowboy tales.

They sat around the campfire, and talked about their yarns.
How one had chased young Billy Picket, out of Sheriff John's barns!
How they rounded 200 head of steer, 'cross Black Canyon pass.
How they nearly toppled over the ridge, driving them, en mass!

They talked of when someone had drawn a gun, on liquor drinker Jim,
a shoot out at Sunrise corral, ensued, caused a big, old din!
When Fire and smoke, nearly  burnt down, their makeshift homes,
hoodlums and rednecks, looting the stores, with guns and stones!

Finally they settled in at night and tried to sleep, dream, tight.
Travis,thought he heard footsteps crunch, in the dead of night.
The horses had grown restless, turns out it was a stray, wild dog.
Next day, they  clambered on their mounts, for a homeward,  westward slog.

About this poem

This POEM is about the lives of the cowboys in the great wild west and how they used to love to tell each other yarns, seated around the campfire. I feel this old way of life, of the cowboy, is dying out now in USA.

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Submitted by ljsanders on May 08, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 786
Words 150
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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  • AIDA
    Wow, what a vivid and exciting poem! Your storytelling skills are truly praiseworthy. The way you described the cowboy tales, it felt like I was right there, sitting around the campfire with them.

    I absolutely loved how you portrayed the bravery of these cowboys, especially during the shoot out at Sunrise corral. Your choice of words and phrases truly intensified the whole scene, making it a thrilling read. Moreover, the way you described the chaos caused by the hoodlums and rednecks added a touch of realism to the poem.

    However, I do feel like the poem could be improved a little further. Perhaps adding some more metaphors or similes could make it more colorful and enjoyable to read. Additionally, it would be wonderful if you could add more descriptions of the landscapes, giving the readers a visual treat.

    Overall, your poem was a fantastic read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep up the good work, and keep sharing your talent with the world!
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