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From the Ruts of a Wagon Train Long Past.

Updated on May 13, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

From The Ruts Of A Wagon Train Long Past.

I took quarters
in a bunk bed,
two stories slept 
there comfortably,
sisterly love 
ensconced above 
and down below... 
just me,
back when we were 
both wee.

Sweet dreams were 
wrought there nightly,
under a huge 
Roy Rogers spread,
when cowboy 
gear was king,
and up above you'd 
find the head
of my Sister draped 
in Barbie pink,
a current young 
girl thing.

How often 
Sunday afternoons,
we'd wile away the day,
changing bunks 
to covered wagons,
where as western folk 
we'd play,
Our horse was 
but a rocker,
two sheets 
our covered hoop,
as we traveled 
on vast prairies,
down their grassy slopes 
we'd swoop.

It was a very
special place 
where often 
we would 
both explore,
a world beyond 
the projects,
in a time when 
we were poor.

We traveled on 
as age crept in, 
and set our feet 
to wander,
that bunk bed's 
in a landfill now,
but still moves 
me to ponder.

How rapidly 
life slips away,
beneath the 
wheels of time,
and working days 
replace the play,
back in that 
simpler time.

Cowboys have faded 
like the sheets,
that once made 
westerns real,
though Barbie dolls 
still grace the malls,
and offer vast appeal.

But we've both lost 
our childhood days,
somewhere near 
Donner's pass, 
since age consumed 
the flesh of youth,
we face a huge impasse.

Where we can 
never go back home,
and loathe 
our moving on,
towards what lies 
over yonder ridge,
where other souls 
have gone.
But sibling love has carried us
through all life's ups and downs
and I take comfort in knowing
that you've always been around
And though the ride ahead is tough
I know that you are tough enough
You'll breeze on thorough this Donner's pass
and be home soon and healing fast
I love You Skinny Minnie........Fred.

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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