Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Remix American Wild West

there was a time
in American history
when horse thieves
were shot or hung

robber man who stole
your horse had stolen
your life your livelihood
your means of travel

survival you were left
as good as dead without
your horse in country
where horseback was life

there was a time
in American history
when cattle rustlers
were shot or hung

stealing beef on sly hoof
hot irons changing brands
fast rustled up retribution
justice from a rope hung

there was a time
in American history
when cruel range wars
were fought with guns

settlers driven off farmland
starved their crops ruined
their homes stolen burned
cattle grazed homesteaders

land cattle barons prospered
water rights grazing rights
unfenced unowned range land
farmers ranchers fought wars

frontier justice lynchings
local residents fought
fast gunmen hired bought
no weak law range wars

old west is time dead gone
rustlers free range modern
well executed wars oiled
Saddham to entrapment lead

attacks rich oil wells Kuwait
plan Bush deceived brilliant
Iraq Afghanistan Libya start
cruel foreign oil range wars

modern politicians hands clean
land cattle baron range rustlers
reside at plush 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue NW stateless Washington

living immunity from range hits
octopus arms free range world
survival horseless you were left
for dead without your livelihood

there was a time
in American history
when horse thieves
were shot or hung

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in October 2011 on the 22.10.2011.

Comments about this poem (Remix American Wild West by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light) )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Ode to knickers, Ruth Walters
  2. This Really Blows My Mind, Electric Lady
  3. Under The Tree, Tony Adah
  4. Poem Title, Doyen Lingua
  5. ten?, Mandolyn ...
  6. Midnight Yellow Moon, Kyle Schlicher
  7. x, Aloke Mukherjee
  8. A Message From Heaven, Clara Keiper
  9. Account for, Madrason writer
  10. Rural Hiding Raper, Albert Martin

Poem of the Day

poet Wilfred Owen

All sounds have been as music to my listening:
Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells:

...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]