Cowboy Sunset

Cowboy sunset

Two rode out that fateful day,
One on a black horse and one on grey.
The air was clear;
The sun shone bright,
But only one would ride back that night.
I watched from an empty stall
As the wind began a mournful squall.
Dusk drew near;
The sky bled red;
One came home and one lay dead.

~*~

Written for Fiction in a Flash #20.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

19 responses to “Cowboy Sunset

  1. I guess these cowboys were really serious about settling their disputes.

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  2. You need to put that to music while Willie is still on this side of the grass.

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  3. Succinct story.

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  4. Poignant and Sensual 🌹

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  5. Lyrics from a song… you could be a songwriter too!🎶💃🏼💕

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  6. Such a sad story.

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  7. I’m delighted to see your entry this week, Paula. Thanks so much for taking part. This is a moving and thoughtful poem. I’ll be featuring it later today.😊

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  8. Wonderfully ekphrastic work, PL.

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  9. Love it Paula! A great poem! ❤

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